Jeni is a miracle worker!! Having her at my daughter’s birth was absolutely imperative! Without her, I don’t know how I would’ve done it. She gave me the confidence to fulfill my birth wishes of a natural, unmedicated birth and it was everything I ever wanted and more! Once she got there, an immediate sense of calmness came over me. She has so much knowledge and brought strength out in me that I didn’t know I had. She is truly a wonderful person and I’m so grateful that she helped me through the birth of my daughter! Thank you Jeni! If you’re reading this, congrats, you’re about to make one of the best decisions of your life by choosing Jeni as your doula! – Jessica P.
“Thank you Jeni for the most wonderful childbirth experience! I was 37 weeks pregnant and received news from my doctor that due to a low platelet count, there was a high chance I would have to be induced and that (with my levels as they stood), I would not be able to receive an epidural. To that date, my only birth plan was to have an epidural. How else is someone supposed to endure the pain of childbirth? I was terrified at the thought of an induction without anesthesia! A friend referred me to Jeni, who immediately got back to me and we set up a time to meet. Jeni was so calming and reassuring from the second we met. She is kind, patient and very knowledgeable. She did not push a particular birth plan on me and instead, assured me that she would support me regardless of the birth plan we chose (i.e. natural, medicated, or cesarean.) We proceeded with the induction a week later and even though my platelets were back up and the hospital allowed me to get the epidural, I opted against getting it because of how much support I felt from Jeni! The birth was beautiful and unforgettable. I never thought I would ever say that about childbirth. I thank Jeni from the bottom of my heart for all of her help. I know that I could not have done it without her.” – Marcela
“Jeni has been my birth doula twice now and I can honestly say I couldn't imagine giving birth without her. I have a unique perspective in that I'm a single mama by choice and so Jeni assumes the role of a true birth partner for me- not something I take lightly. Jeni takes control in a birth in a loving, gentle way that has you never questioning her ability or care. She has helped bring my boys into the world in the most beautiful way, always making sure I was safe and that my birth preferences were a priority. I am forever in debt to her and recommend her to anyone I know that's pregnant!” – Kelly E.
“To say I’m grateful for Jeni is an understatement. From the moment we sat down together, I felt so connected to her. I think that is what separates Jeni from other doulas I have met. Not just her extensive knowledge in pregnancy and childbirth, but her ability to connect and truly understand someone. Having her by my side during my pregnancy, and for the birth of our little girl, was the greatest gift I could have ever asked for. From my birth wishes, to child care courses, to the VERY unplanned, and UNMEDICATED (no epidural) delivery!!!! Jeni was there every step of the way. When I received the news that I was unable to have an epidural because of my low platelet count, I was TERRIFIED to say the very least. I never thought I could give birth NATURALLY! I never thought I would be able to endure such pain. But I did! It was such a beautiful and empowering experience and I never thought I would be saying that about giving birth. Jeni gave me strength in moments I felt weak. She guided me, she coached me, she gave me and my husband all the reassurance we needed and so much more. We are forever grateful.” – Kayla C.
“Jeni is one of the most incredible people we’ve ever met. She hands down made our pregnancy what it was, from her expert recommendations to her steady and constant support. There is no way we could ever fully express our gratitude, and we can’t recommend her enough. To anyone considering a doula - call Jeni!” – Lauren G.
In short, I cannot say enough good things about Jeni, both as a person and as a professional doula. When I considered hiring a doula and began my search, I knew it was vital that it be a "good fit." I wasn't entirely sure what that meant at the time, but upon speaking with Jeni, I immediately knew she would be the perfect addition to my birth team. We just "clicked." Jeni had a warmth and sincerity that I could feel instantly, but we also laughed and connected over different things outside of pregnancy. She listened to all of my labor concerns and fears and gave me the confidence that it would go well and be great. Together, we worked to let go of those fears before the birth, and I was honestly only able to do that because I had so much confidence that she was entirely in my corner. My labor was so much beyond what I could have ever hoped it would be. I attribute that to the excellent care and comfort that Jeni provided to me, as well as my husband. She fit seamlessly into the labor room and knew all of the ways to ease both my body and my mind. It gave me so much peace of mind having her there that I largely contributed my healthy and successful labor to her. Labor is extraordinarily intimate, and it could sound strange having someone you don't know be such a big part of the process. This was not the case with Jeni. She was instantly a part of our family the moment she walked in the delivery room door. Jeni knew exactly what to do in every moment, and because of the comfort and confidence she provided, I felt safe and well-cared for. After delivery, knowing I was supported in my postpartum and breastfeeding was comforting as well. This journey can feel overwhelming, but having Jeni by my side made it calm and wonderful. My husband and I will forever hold a very special place in our hearts for Jeni, and a huge amount of respect for the work she does. Thank you, Jeni! – Mandy B.