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TESTIMONIALS

Parents Recommend

Chelsea McMahon

We really loved Jess's prenatal class. It was a lot of information but structured in a way that it didn't feel overwhelming. We learnt so much and feel better prepared and more informed on so many aspects of the labour, birth and postpartum journey. It was interactive, informative and fun. I loved learning about the different positions to help in labour and ways your support person can help. My partner came out feeling empowered and more informed on how he can support me. You can really tell how passionate Jess is about pregnancy and birth! I especially loved that we went over the postpartum part as sometimes all your focusing on is the birth but being informed on what happens after (recovery both mentally and physically, breast feeding, sleep, etc) was so helpful. This class and Jess's passion got us even more excited to embark on this journey. Thanks Jess! 

Laura Friedrich

My partner and I attended Jess’s prenatal workshop this past weekend. We both learned so much and found it really helpful to have someone walk us through the prenatal, birth and recovery/postpartum stages of having a baby. There is so much to know and be aware of! The workshop is especially nice if you have had a busy pregnancy and feel like you should be more in the know than you are. I feel much more prepared.

Jess also had an herbalist and an osteopath and lactation consultant come and speak to the group which we all appreciated.

Gina Miller

I didn't know much about doula services before I got pregnant, and I wasn't sure if what I considered an "emotional support person" was really necessary. After our first meeting with Jess, I knew right away I wanted her to be a part of my labour/birth. She is such a gentle, positive, and kind soul and the sense of calm she brought to my birthing space was wonderful.

I found that the prenatal appointments were very helpful so that we could get to know each other, establish a birth plan and make sure we were all on the same page. She also provided great resources regarding pregnancy and the birthing process that we found very helpful!

During my labour Jess was amazing! She knew when to jump in and knew when to hang back. The physical and mental support she provided was honestly something I can't put a price on. She stayed with us after the birth to make sure we were doing okay before she went home. Jess also provided extra postpartum recovery supplies which came in handy and I was super thankful for.

I highly recommend her services and will absolutely be contacting her again for any future babies!

Leala Selina

Jessica’s birthing class was just what I needed, I now feel so much more empowered and confident for labour, birth and the post partum journey. I am more informed about decisions that may come up and educated on interventions so I can make decisions from a place of thorough understanding. This class has given my partner the confidence to feel able to step into his role as a birth partner and new father. Thank you so much Jessica!

Meaghan

Jess is absolutely wonderful! This was my first pregnancy and having her in my corner throughout pregnancy, labour and postpartum was a game changer. She provided amazing support for not only me but my partner and helped us navigate all the newness with ease and compassion. Whether you're planning a home or hospital birth, Jess is a resource you deserve at your side, not just because she gives amazing butt massages but because she calmly and knowledgeably guides you through one of the wildest rides of your life.

Zach Martin

My wife and I went into Jessica’s class in an attempt to prepare ourselves for the birth of our first child. It felt incredible to have a ton of our unanswered questions answered. She was thorough, broad, welcoming, and passionate. I think classes like this are invaluable to the first time parent going forward into this scary beautiful experience.   Now I can focus more on supporting my partner at every stage, instead of worrying about what’s coming next.

Sarah Taekema

Jess supported us in the birth of our daughter in early 2022. Trust me, she is exactly the person you want in the delivery room with you! She is calm, kind, so supportive, and gives the best massages. Besides being your champion and advocate in labour, Jess also provided support, advice, and resources before and after our baby was born, which was so appreciated. We felt prepared and calm heading into labour and parenting, and that really set us up well for this crazy new life chapter. I highly recommend her!!

Alisha Leanne

Jess worked with our scheduals and came to our house for three prenatal sessions leading into our labour and presented using a variety of tools: handouts, slides, visual aids, and demonstrated body positioning. This gave us lots of time to ask questions and really spend time understanding. As a result we were both much more confident and calm regarding the birthing process and bringing our firstborn into the world. Would highly recommend these sessions to other new parents.

Angie Meyer

We feel so grateful to have had Jessica as part of our support team. Prenatally, she provided a lot of information that made us feel confident and empowered for labour. We attended her prenatal course, which was perfect in the amount of information to allow us to feel informed, but not overwhelmed. Even when our birth plan shifted, Jessica understood our core goals and values and was able to confidently advocate to the healthcare team for our needs. I am confident that having Jessica at our side ensured that our experience of labour was positive and we will definitely be inviting her back for the next round.

Jade Watson

Jess was a true guiding light for me in what felt like the darkest night of my life. It was my first birth and my partner and I both felt like fish out of water. We were in the hospital and as much as we prepared, there was nothing that could have prepared us for that experience. Jess guided me through every single contraction that night and to say she helped me through is an understatement. She kept my head above water; stopping me from panicking and drowning (no joke). Her presence was grounded and steady; something familiar and comforting in a place where I felt scared and unsure. When I started to panic, she brought me back to the moment and acted like a grounding rod. I can't stress enough what an amazing doula she is. She offered so much support after the birth as well, coming over and answering ALL my questions. I highly recommend her as your doula. She is so committed to this work and it shows.

Maria Robins

Jess was the doula at the birth of my first child Luca who was born at home. Her presence throughout the duration of my labour grounded me. Her steady care and natural ability to attune herself to my needs made her an anchor for my experience as a young woman birthing naively through this wild ride! I knew I could trust her. I knew I could count on her. I knew that I was completely held in her loving and attentive presence. What a gift it was to meet her here! To have this beautiful woman see me and care for me so deeply in this sacred space. 
Jess's heart is embodied in this work, which enables her to fully surrender to the needs of a birthing woman, and be there without bound. Thankfully, she continues to provide her loving assistance to many birthing families out there who are so grateful to have her care.

Rochelle Christensen

A huge shoutout to Jess at ConsciousNest Doula Care! With all of the “firsts” we’ve experienced over the last 9 months, it was a welcome relief to have Jess' support and encourage us throughout our entire journey. Our working relationship quickly developed into a friendship, which then seemed to transform into a joining of spirits while I laboured. Jess was so intuitive, knowing exactly what I (or Jeremy) needed at precisely the right moment. Through all the highs and lows, at all hours of the day and night, both at home and in the hospital, Jess was calm, focused and entirely in her element. So much so that doctors and nurses were referring her services on the spot! It was an incredibly positive experience and we are beyond grateful.

Amber Gould

A huge thank-you to Jess for everything she has done for me and my little family.  I highly recommend her services.  She is knowledgeable, has amazing positive energy, and it was an absolute joy to have her at the birth of my little boy.The support she gave helped me get through PPD and a lot of anxiety over giving birth.  Through out the labor she talked me through and helped me change focus which In turn made my birth better than I could have ever expected.

Jaz King

I had a session with Jess about elimination communication just a few weeks before birth and it was so good! I HIGHLY recommend doing an EC workshop with her. 

She offered such a practical perspective and information. I felt so clear, confident and prepared to start early and enjoy the process. Little babe is 6 weeks old and we're already going some full days without soiled diapers. He's aware and comfortable going over a potty already, and both my partner and I are feeling so easeful and in enjoyment. Fully convinced this is the way to go. 

The info and tips Jess offered and what she highlighted really set the tone for a great experience with something that otherwise felt a bit daunting to approach as new parents. 

One thing I found most helpful was the approach she offered: it's just a set of conditions you are setting up, and any amount you do or want to do is fine, it's not 'all in or nothing.' Keeps it fun!'

Thank you so much for the encouragement!

Diana Draper

We hired Jessica as our doula for our first full-term pregnancy. I could not have anticipated how amazing and critical she was for us! I ended up in labor 4 weeks early. Jessica came to the hospital and stayed with us while I labored close to 24 hours and helped us make decisions with supportive, helpful insight and feedback throughout the process. She waited until I was out of surgery (cesarean section) and celebrated with us at the birth of our baby. She also took my placenta home to process so I could take it during my recovery. Postpartum Jessica has been the third adult to our family. She has come to the hospital to deliver things we needed, she has sat in a chair and watched our baby for us while we got some sleep. She has been instrumental in our overall success transitioning into parenthood. I cannot say enough about the value of Jessica and her services, skills and support. We quickly learned that every baby needs three adults to care for it during its first few weeks of life, and we are so happy that our third adult was Jessica!

Alexie Stephens

Jess is the kind of person who you want at your birth. I had her by my side for my second birth, and first homebirth experience, and she was an incredible human to have present. When she first came over, Jess helped me finish making the birthday cake for my (yet to be born) son’s birthday (it was important to me, so it was important to her, making sure I completed my task.) She helped me through each surge, and made sure it baked perfectly.  Her calm and reassuring presence grounded me through some of my tougher moments. It was helpful to have her present because I wouldn’t listen to my husband and found he didn’t always provide the touch that I was looking for. Jess was kind but firm and encouraging with me and was able to provide guidance to my husband as to what touches and pressure points would be comforting during surges. She really worked as a team with my husband to support me through birthing. And provided the support I needed for him to be able to take breaks to care for himself (he was in the kitchen making pizza when it was baby time!). She brought a wealth of knowledge wrapped up in kindness, gentle guidance, encouragement and positive energy to the birth, and having her there helped to make the whole thing feel magical. And when it was all said and done, she walked our dog for us :).

Danica Burwash

I was so happy to have Jess as a doula at our recent homebirth. I loved meeting with her before the birth to talk about our plans and hopes - it was a great way for me to prepare mentally. She was a calming and encouraging force during labour and was able to step in whenever my partner had to step away. This was my second birth, my first with a doula, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to have her with us! I also loved to visit with her post birth to debrief and reflect. Thanks Jess!

Amilia Cummiins

Jess is an incredibly compassionate and caring individual. She offered postpartum doula care to my son and I. We were so grateful for her support during the difficult first weeks after childbirth and the dreaded first week alone after my partner returned to work. She is so knowledgeable about her field and offered expertise about healing physically and emotionally.

Thank you Jess

Johanna Haegler

My husband and I would really like to thank Jessica for putting on the baby prep course. It was quite hard to find any in-person courses or events in the area but we couldn't have asked for a better experience. We went in not knowing what to expect and left with a lot of reassurance and knowledge. Jessica was outstanding. She taught us about childbirth and the postpartum period and shared many of her experiences as a mother and doula. Highly recommended for any first-time parents!

Kristy Blomquist

As new parents we weren't sure what to expect and what questions to ask. Jess's calm demeanor and thorough knowledge helped us to be fully prepared for the birth experience that we wanted and help guide us through the transition of life at home. I highly recommend. Thanks so much Jess, I am so glad we found you!!

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