Jacquie was a godsend when our son was born. We were pretty clear we didn’t want many people around after his birth so we could spend time getting comfortable in our own little family unit. However, we didn’t know how exhausted we would be, or how many questions we would have! Jacquie stayed up with Arlo in the middle of the night to afford us some precious sleep. And she helped this new mama with baby basics like baby wearing, bathing and sleeping– without judgement or fanfare. She also naturally made sure the house was clean, healthy meals were made, and fresh water was always by my side. She is the kind of person who knows how to step in and help without a great deal of direction–never overstepping the line–just having a natural sense about what will be helpful in any situation.
-Jess & Ken, 2013
When I first met Jacquie, I knew she was a good fit. . She understood what I was looking for, and more importantly, what I needed in a doula. In the months leading up to the birth of my twin sons she offered support and guidance to me and my wife as we prepared our home and our hearts for two more boys (we already have one!) . After the birth of my twins, She seamlessly worked with my family, giving direction and support when needed, while avoiding stepping on anyone’s toes. She made sure I was eating healthy foods and routinely chased me with a water bottle. Jacquie offered suggestions and support (that were always backed by experience or research) around my breastfeeding goals, baby wearing and basic twin life hacks and made sure I laughed everyday as we powered through. I have no doubt that we would have somehow survived the first weeks with twins without a doula, but Jacquie made it a wonderful experience that I wish everyone could have.
Ryan’s & Owen’s Mommy