Dou-la

: a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth

Child Birth Experience

  After being present for many births, within hospitals and homes,  Jacqueline decided it was time to offer her intuitive, nurturing and supportive skills to families seeking the right Doula.

  With several different trainings within: Massage Therapy, Yoga Teacher Training, Mindfulness, Women Empowerment groups, Intuitive Healing and Life & Death studies; Jacqueline intentionally holds space for others to grow, evolve, feel nurtured, seen, heard & loved. 

  Throughout her personal experiences with birth she has learned the importance of holding space for the Mother so that she can feel empowered throughout the life-changing experience of giving birth.

Where do I begin about my experience with Jacqueline as my doula? She was my guardian angel during my pregnancy and childbirth. Emotionally and physically, she is a healer who helped me before, during, and after the most difficult and rewarding journey and I try not to imagine it without her. We met before the process to go through what to expect in early labor and what my birthing goals were. She was open-minded and interested in educating herself about my preferences. My goal for my birthing process was to stay calm and there could be no better person on planet earth than to have her by my side. Not only was she able to support me emotionally, her physical stamina as a massage therapist was invaluable when it came to my contractions. Her ability and commitment to providing counter pressure for me was a true gift. Even though this was our first, I knew going in that I was in good hands no matter what. She was my advocate, who gave me encouragement and reassurance when things got tough. She gently and instinctually communicated with the hospital staff for me. She was attentive and supportive throughout the whole process. Literally, I was in labor for 24 hours and she never napped even when I did. I don’t think my husband will ever know how much support she gave me and that’s exactly why she was there. The experience would have hands-down been completely different without her and I can never find the right words to describe how much it meant to me to have her there and for her to be one of the first people who’d meet our baby. She captured memories and was unwaveringly thoughtful always. She was our guardian angel and for that I can never thank her enough. Knowing that giving birth is one of the most unpredictable experiences, I always felt comforted that no matter what happened, I would have an amazing support system with Jacqueline by my side.
— Christine Turknett, Austin, Texas
 
 

  If Jacqueline sounds like the right fit for you, please contact her for service prices and any further questions.

Cell: 720.352.7255

Email: Jacquelinehealing@gmail.com