Flowing from within her is a power that will change everything
Jennifer Beam: CD, CLC
Congratulations on your growing family. I am passionate about birth and breastfeeding to help moms and their families get off to a great start. My love is to take the fear out of birth. For far too long women have planned the start of their families with so much fear of the unknown and with a lack of support. I am here to help you gain confidence and stand by your side as you create the most precious and important moments of your life.
What is a doula? According to Merriam-Webster a doula is “a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth.”
I am just that. I have been trained and certified to help expectant families make decisions regarding what they would like to see their birth look like. Together we will create a birth plan and make sure you are informed of your choices regarding the care of you and your baby. I support all methods of birth whether that be medicated, non-medicated, or caesaren birth. I also support all locations of birth at hospital, birthing center, or home.
Doulas offer non-medical support. We are not there to do vaginal exams or check blood pressure. We are your guide through pregnancy and your 24/7 support 2 weeks before and after your birth.
When you go into labor I will be by you and your partners side to offer support through professional advice, information, and comfort measures to help with pain relief. After your sweet baby is delivered I will gladly assist in breastfeeding to get you off to a great start. Upon your arrival home we will set up postpartum visits where I come to you to support a smooth sailing transition.
As a Certified Lactation Counselor I can also set up breastfeeding support in the weeks, months, and even years following birth.
Thank you for allowing me to journey with you as you and your family welcome your newest blessing.
“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.” -Marie Mongan, Hypnobirthing
“Faith doesn’t deny a problems existence. It denies it a place of influence.” -Bill Johnson
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)