Jessica began her interest in birth work as a young girl, listening to her mother’s stories. Her mother worked as a labor and delivery nurse for decades, and this instilled in Jessica a respect and awe of birth from an early age. The very first births that Jessica attended were with her mother while doing service work in Honduras.
Jessica trained and certified as a labor doula with The Matrona, and trained as a postpartum doula and infant specialist with ProDoula. Jessica uses her varied backgrounds of social work, women’s studies, and birth work to provide the best care to the women, families, and babies she serves. Jessica brings a deep passion for improving birth, supporting and empowering women, and building community to her work.
Jessica is also a La Leche League volunteer, and serves as the President and Executive Director for nonprofit The Birthing Circle. Jessica has worked to expand The Birthing Circle in the hopes of letting more families know that support is available for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, and teaches others how to build community. This work is more than just a career for Jessica, but is a deep calling to serve and empower women and families not just during birth, but their entire lives. Jessica brings this passion to each and every one of her doula clients.