A PARTNERS JOURNEY

Your birthjourney includes those you select to support you in this walk of life. This is a place for them to gain knowledge, understanding, and community. We are all travelers in this together.

each BIRTH JOURNEY includes those selected to support the mother in this walk of life. This is a place for to gain knowledge, understanding, and community.

We are all travelers in this together.

IS THE SUPPORT I CAN GIVE NOT ENOUGH?
"My husband, who was not yet convinced about having a doula, and I first met Jacqueline while attending a breastfeeding class that she was teaching.  Her knowledge, warmth, and charisma immediately won us over,  so much so that my husband leaned over to me during the class and said "I want her to be our doula."  What we didn't realize until talking to Jacqueline was that a doula provides just as much a support for the dad as she does for the mom." - (A BIRTHJOURNEYS Mom)

WILL HAVING A DOULA PUSH ME OUT OF THE DELIVERY?
"Despite all of our prep work, my husband and I found ourselves a little frantic as things started to progress.  It was so great to have Jacqueline there to ground us and remind us of next steps, pain management techniques, and to serve as a sounding board that had our best interest in mind.  Working with her prior to and during labor empowered my husband and me to be in control and take an active role in the decisions and procedures being done while at the birthing center." - (A BIRTHJOURNEYS Mom)

At BIRTHJOURNEYS we believe that WHOMEVER the mother chooses as her birth support partner is the BEST person.

Resources:


PARENTING/CHILDBIRTH

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin
The Expectant Father - Armin A. Brott & Jennifer Ash
Healthy Sleep, Happy Child - Dr. Marc Weisbluth

BREASTFEEDING

www.kellymom.com
www.theleakyboob.com
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/lactmed_announce_06.html (For medication use while breastfeeding)


Jacqueline@birthjourneys.org | (757) 615-2933