As long as you live, you will remember how you felt and how you were supported at your birth.
Jessica Kent provides birth & postpartum doula services in Frederick, Maryland and the surrounding region. She is a certified advanced holistic doula, a postpartum doula, infant care specialist, and serves as President of The Birthing Circle. Jessica is a queer doula and provides open and affirming services to all families. She is an expert on healing past trauma and understanding how trauma can affect birth, and helps her clients navigate their own transformational healing. Read more about her by clicking the tab below, or keep scrolling down to see a few testimonials about her care.
“I wholeheartedly recommend Jessica as your doula. That is the short version of my 5 star review.
The long version is this- you will not regret hiring her because she is invested in what she does as a doula. She pours her heart and soul into this, and it shows with how diligent and attentive she is with the before and after care. If it’s not obvious from her page or from meeting her, here is a hint: Jessica is passionate about birth and helping women feel known, empowered, and strong during this intense period of pregnancy and giving birth.
Jessica is compassionate, intelligent, empathetic, knowledgeable, and patient. She is all of these things with you, her client. Jessica is on your side and will help you communicate your desired birth plan when the time comes, as well as help you prepare for how things may go differently.
I cannot speak highly enough of Jessica Kent. You cannot go wrong hiring her. Or getting to know her. 5 star character and heart.”
“My experience with Jessica was wonderful. I wish I had her as my doula for my 2 previous (natural) births, but I wasn’t fortunate enough to know her yet. I hired Jessica after she reached out to me on a Facebook post I made searching for a birth doula. We met and she told me all about her service and what to expect in the upcoming months. She was quite thorough. Throughout my pregnancy whenever i messaged her with a question or concern she was quick to offer a response. When the day arrived she was so incredibly helpful. She respected the boundaries I had for personal touch and was calm, clear, and confident in everything she did. When water broke, my amniotic fluid emptied and my baby turned breach. I knew a cesarean was very likely and I was SO SCARED, but Jessica was great at helping me to keep calm with gentle reminders to breathe deeply and peaceful details about cesarean births. We tried to get baby to turn naturally for an hour before I went into the OR. Jessica met back up with me in recovery. Even though she was limited in what she was able to do because of me getting a c section I really believe she made a world of difference for me. I am and will forever be so grateful for her heart for this work and for her assistance in the birth of my third child. I give my highest recommendation in hiring her.”S. M.
Having a doula attend your birth can make a world of difference. A doula provides constant physical, emotional, and informational support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Find out more of the benefits of having a doula attend your birth by clicking below!
The postpartum period can be a difficult one, but you don’t have to do it alone! A postpartum doula can be that extra set of hands, a comforting and encouraging person to talk to, and a wealth of resources and information to help make your parenting transition smooth. To find out more, click the tab below.
Jessica offers free phone or in-person consultations to find out if she is the perfect match for your family. Get in touch today to learn more about the services she offers, what other wonderful local resources are available for your family, and which services are right for you!