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She's just one of those people you instantly trust even though you're in a very vulnerable situation. She has this calming and bright presence about her and I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat! She loves what she does and she cares about your needs.
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"Some of my favorite moments of my birth were with Jaely... she gave me complete faith that I could do it.  Overall, she was a huge reason I was able to have the unmedicated, empowering, and beautiful birth of my dreams.”

- Mother of Baby Lily -

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"She's just one of those people you instantly trust even though you're in a very vulnerable situation. She has this calming and bright presence about her and I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat! She loves what she does and she cares about your needs."

- Mother of Baby Leila -

My Training and Experience

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  • Certified Birth Doula (Birthing From Within)

  • Certified Childbirth Educator (Birthing From Within)

  • Trained Postpartum Doula

  • Certified Birth Story Listener (Birth Story Medicine)

  • Trained Postpartum Doula

  • High Risk Labor Support Training

  • Spinning Babies Training

  • LGBTQ+ Competent Doula (Open Door Family Equity)

  • Prenatal Yoga Center Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training

  • Pelvic Floor Yoga Teacher Training - Leslie Howard

  • Wheelhouse Yoga - Fluid Yoga Teacher Training, 200-Hour 

  • Peer Mentor, Postpartum Support Virginia

  • Perinatal Loss Support Training

Our Village Circle Birth Services

My Why...

Ever since my own pregnancy, prenatal care, birth and postpartum experiences, I've become fascinated by and incredibly passionate about bringing awareness not only the physiology of pregnancy and birth, but the unspoken aspects and realities of postpartum - both physical and emotional. When COVID-19 hit, resulting in a very familiar sense of isolation and ‘cabin fever,’ I couldn’t shake the feeling that birthing and newly postpartum parents need more support than ever.

 

I have become increasingly passionate about helping birthing people tune into, trust, and find their voices to advocate for what their inner knowing is telling them, as they navigate a culture that can easily pull them away from their own invaluable wisdom. I believe in the importance of information, consent, affirmation, and preparation in wholeheartedly moving through the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys.

 

I have experienced for myself the difference between feeling seen, heard, supported, and informed vs. feeling dismissed, judged, abandoned, invalidated, and ignored during this incredibly vulnerable time. It is so important to me that birthing people be lifted up, affirmed in their insights and experiences, and encouraged as they cross this life altering threshold.

I'd like to learn more about...

Signature Birth Doula Package
Includes:

1 Complimentary Consultation

An introductory meeting, where you and I will meet to learn more about each other. We will discuss your pregnancy, how things are going, what your hopes are from a doula, and any questions you may have, in order to determine if we are a good fit. This in person interview takes place via Zoom, and is free of charge.

Pregnancy Support from the Time of Signing

Immediately after the contract is signed and the retainer fee is received, you will begin receiving regular emails from me, outlining what you should be considering as you move through your pregnancy and prepare for baby.  I will also be available as a resource and support to you, via phone or email.

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2 Prenatal Planning Appointments

During these appointments (either via Zoom or in-person at my home office in Manassas), we will discuss the stages of labor, your birth wishes, labor positions, comfort measures, interventions, and what to expect – so that you can feel prepared and confident leading up to your birthing time. During our second prenatal, we will create your customized birth plan, and discuss variations

in how birth can go.  This is also a great opportunity for us to get to know one another better. 

In Person Labor and Birth Support

  Once labor is established, I will meet you at your chosen location- whether it be the hospital, birth center, or your home.

As labor progresses, I will provide you with the empowerment, comfort and support you desire throughout labor,

and to stay by your side during the birth.

Once your baby is born, I typically stay for the 'Golden Hour' and can assist in skin-to-skin bonding for you and your baby, the first feeding session, and help you to get comfortable.

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1 Postpartum  Follow-Up Visit

After you settle in at home as a new family, we will schedule a postpartum home visit to take place within the first 2 weeks of baby's life. During this visit, I will check in with you to see how you are doing both physically and emotionally, and debrief from your birth experience. We will discuss how feeding is going, and I will answer any newborn care questions you may have. I can provide referrals to community resources if needed as well.

Additional Resources

Our Signature Birth Doula Package includes FREE access to the Spinning Babies Parent Class, and the Motherboard Parent Birth Planning App ($100 value).  

I also offer private, in-home childbirth education classes at a discount (optional add-on) to go more in-depth, if you desire.

Ready to meet and learn how I can support YOU
in your pregnancy and birth?

(Please note our birth doula availability at the bottom of this page)

Client Testimonial:

"I cannot recommend Jaely enough. She is so kind, hard working, incredibly knowledgeable and the most amazing person to have as support through one of the most beautiful but intense moments of childbirth and beyond. Jaely advocates for her clients in a way that is confident but also engenders respect and cooperation from birth partners, nurses and doctors. She worked for us around the clock helping with positioning, comfort measures, taking photos (if you like), etc.  She is non-judgemental and effectively supports parents to have the kind of birth they envision. Jaely is flexible and open to feedback. She helped us feel comfortable communicating our needs. I'd read that doulas can significantly improve birth outcomes, and after having the amazing 16+ hours of support and dedication from dear Jaely that resulted in the most amazing VBAC experience, I can truly see why."
- Mother of Amalia 

Postpartum Doula Packages
All Customized Packages Include:

1 Complimentary Consultation

An introductory meeting, where you and I will meet to learn more about each other. We will discuss your pregnancy, how things are going, what your hopes are from a Postpartum Doula, and any questions you may have, in order to determine if we are a good fit. This in person interview takes place via Zoom, and is free of charge.

Pregnancy Support from the Time of Signing

Immediately after the contract is signed and the retainer fee is received, you will begin receiving regular emails from me, outlining what you should be considering as you move through your pregnancy and prepare for your postpartum time.  I will also be available as a resource and support to you, via phone or email.

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1 Prenatal Planning Appointment

During this meeting, which can take place via Zoom or at our home office in Manassas, we will discuss your unique needs for your postpartum time.  We'll familiarize ourselves with each other, discuss what you can do to set yourself up for success, and get clear on how you will best benefit from our time together.

High Quality Postpartum Doula Support

Our doulas are certified, trained, and experienced.

 Whether you are seeking daytime or overnight support, we guarantee that you will be satisfied with the quality of care you will receive!

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Ready to meet and learn how I can support YOU
in your postpartum time?

(Please note our postpartum doula availability at the bottom of this page)

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