Jacquie started supporting my husband and I shortly after our daughter was born and I can’t imagine anyone better. She listened withouth judgement and centered all of her support around the wellbeing of my daughter and I. Her support was transformative in how she continually affirmed me in my evolution into motherhood, and gave me confidence in this new existence. Most of all though, I trusted her. Not only with my daughter, but I also trusted that she would meet my vulnerability with kindness and compassion. And she did. From the first moment I met Jacquie I felt that she was not only practical and unflappable, but also deeply caring and protective. She continued to support us for several months and I was so grateful every day that she was with us. I can’t imagine those early months without her and credit her with making me a more confident and competent mother now. Thank you Jacquie! ~Mimi, 2019

I contacted Jacquie when I was pregnant for the first time because honestly, I was terrified of what it would be like to become a mother. I have never done well with uncertainty and well, getting pregnant and becoming a first-time parent is one of the most uncertain and unnerving times in our lives. I wanted (needed) to feel like I was not alone in my transition, but most of all, I needed someone who had experience who could walk alongside me with whatever happened. Jacquie was like a second mother to me. She took care of my baby, helped me to learn about nutrition, latching, bonding, and all the supplies I didn’t know I needed for pumping. What helped me most of all, however, was how she listened to me. Having a new baby puts stress on individuals, but partners, too, which can in turn, put stress on the relationship. Jacquie was never, ever judgmental; she was there for both of us as we struggled to navigate our new roles and support each other as we dealt with less sleep, raging hormones, and many unexpected challenges that came up during and after my birthing experience. I will never forget the moment when she held my face in her hands and looked me in the eyes and told me that everything would be okay. I felt like I was her daughter, and her reassurance helped me more than words can say. She supported us, cared for us, but most of all, empowered us. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to go through this experience without her. Having Jacquie as my postpartum doula was easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. ~Lindsey, 2019