Doula


Doula

Doula Services

Jenny is a trained birth doula certified by DONA International.  The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after the birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.  Studies have shown that when doulas attend births, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed with more ease.

Jenny also uses these skills when she attends births as an acupuncturist through Santa Cruz Birthpoint Group

“When enough women realize that birth is a time of great opportunity to get in touch with their true power, and when they are willing to assume responsibility for this, we will reclaim the power of birth and help move technology where it belongs–in the service of birthing women, not their master.”

– Christiane Northrup