"Jacqueline was an invaluable part of our labor team. Somehow, she was always right where we needed her to be, even when we didn't know what we needed. Her calm, reassuring, positive spirit was a steady comfort from the moment we asked her to be our doula. She guided us through an emotionally challenging pregnancy, a physically exhausting labor and delivery (29 hours!), and a rocky start to breastfeeding. We couldn't have done it without her!"
FROM DIANA, A BIRTHJOURNEYS MOM
"Having Jacqueline as my doula was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Being a first time mom, I was apprehensive about labor and childbirth and had lots of questions. She was an amazing resource and was helpful every step of the way. I had a very long labor and Jacqueline stayed by my side the whole time, reminding me of relaxation techniques, answering questions as they arose, and was a calming presence throughout. My husband was grateful she was there and was reassured by her vast knowledge of the process of labor and birth. Her assistance as a lactation consultant was equally invaluable as I was learning to breastfeed in those first days and weeks. I felt like a V.I.P. with her one-on-one focused care and attention through the last weeks of my pregnancy, during the many hours I labored, and in the first weeks of being a new mom. She really helped me, my husband and my baby get off to the absolute
best start possible!"
FROM LAUREN, A BIRTHJOURNEYS MOM
“Wow, I was blown away by the awesomeness of Jacqueline. She inspired me so much about becoming a great educator and gave me concrete info/help to achieve that goal. I was worried this workshop would be more what to teach rather than how to teach, but I was pleasantly surprised…”
“Very insightful and lovely instructor.”
"Jacqueline gave us an incredible gift when she agreed to be our doula. I felt secure and at peace knowing that I had such a strong, gentle presence on my side, protecting my interests and desires in my birth experience. I found her comfort measures class extremely helpful in getting my mind and body prepared for the journey of birth. She gave me the confidence in early labor that my body was made to bring this perfect baby into the world, and that I was strong and ready for the challenge. During active labor, her quiet reminders helped keep my heart and mind focused and in control while my body worked to bring my son into the world. She was able to speak sense into my moments of anxiety, and center me when I felt I was going to loose control through direct and practical verbal guidance. She also empowered my husband to play an active role in the birth experience, whereas in the deepest part of labor, I remember her comforting presence, but don't recall anything other than my husband's face as my focal point and strength. Not only was she essential throughout the labor and birth journey, she was immediately able to assist me with breast feeding, further growing the bond I had with my newborn. Her consistent, researched based advice proved instrumental during our early days as parents. "
FROM BRITTANY, A BIRTHJOURNEYS MOM
"She has such a calming demeanor and strong way about her ..... I don't know if we could have had two PERFECT births without her. She always had the right answer, the best advice, and empowered us throughout our whole process. There are too many little things to mention that she helped us with. "
FROM KYLE, A BIRTHJOURNEYS DAD
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