Pregnancy and birth have alwasys fascinated me, even from an early age. When I was young I would imagine what it would be like to one day have my own children.
Once I felt the movement of a child in my womb, the touch of fear due to the unknown and the grief of loss, I knew that this part of life would forever be a part of me. I embraced the journey and began to learn all that I could regarding the support and education for all aspects of motherhood.
Working hard over the past decade - transitiong form a regular "day job," getting the education and training I needed have been hard but so rewarding. Working now as a full-time birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator is such a blessing and gift.
Certification and Training
I am certified as a birth and postpartum doula through DONA International.
I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) and offer private and group childbirth classes.
About My Training
During the summer of 2014, I attended a DONA International Certification training in Asheville, NC through Homegrown Families. I have also had the privilege of attending a breastfeeding basics class provided by Homegrown Families.
In the fall of 2017, I attended a DONA International training for postpartum doula support. The process of becoming a certified postpartum doula through DONA is much the same regarding the time investment. Having official certification to continue serving my clients beyond their birth is a wonderful addition to my business. Overall I believe in DONA's commitment to the families that they serve over the commitment to business.
In November of 2017, I also began my journey to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. Evidence-based education is so important to having success in anything that you do; that, (I believe) is even more important and true with birth.
The more you know really does matter.
° To empower families during the process of pregnancy, labor, birth and parenthood.
° To educate families in the most up to date information regarding all aspects of pregnancy through early childhood.
° To bring comfort, joy and lasting memories for the early years of child rearing.
Kooshlie Care Doula Services
I believe that we have each been created with a special purpose in life; we are each brought together for a time to build one another up to meet our true potential. To sustain each other through hardships, and to give love and support throughout the time we spend together.
Founder and Owner
Jessica is the mother of two wonderful children. She loves the outdoors, hiking and rock climbing are favorite activities.