We found Jacquie online when our son was a newborn, when we realized we had a lot of questions about caring for a newborn, but no one in our families to ask/help (we were new to the area and our families are not close by). Jacquie has a warm, compassionate, and easy-going manner that was incredibly reassuring to two stressed out and sleep-deprived first-time parents. We immediately felt comfortable with her in our home and with our son. Jacquie always somehow knew exactly what we needed and although she asked us what we needed, she also made suggestions on what she could do, and it was an incredible gift to not have to think through exactly what to ask but to simply say “yes” to her suggestions! So, Jacquie took our baby for walks, held him, helped get him to sleep. This allowed me to continue working from home and my wife to sleep, and Jacquie would bring our son to my wife to feed when needed. She also helped my wife get the hang of breastfeeding, and gave us some soothing tips.
Our only regret is not having Jacquie come sooner, more regularly, and not having her do an overnight or two! We will certainly be in contact with Jacquie if we have more children so we can have her postpartum support again – it was invaluable the first time around. ~ Peter, July 2017
When we met Jacquie for the first time we were looking for some sleep and help with our one week newborn son. We never could have imagined the incredible woman she is and how much she’s helped us in many areas. My wife had experienced postpartum emotional complications with our first child and we thought we would be more prepared the second time. When that time came she had a difficult child birth and it took a toll on my wife both physically and mentally.
Jacquie was a breath of fresh air who would show up nightly prepared with information to help guide us and educate us regarding what we were going through. She would listen to our daily concerns and engage us in great conversation. She wouldn’t tell us what to do as most people would. She would let us talk freely and we would talk about our daily struggles and successes’ which would make us feel much better.
Jacquie also gave my wife an amazing amount of emotional support. Jacquie being a mother could empathize, where I could not. Jacquie works with a great doula network that helped train her and educated her on the resources out there for new mothers. Not only did Jacquie support my wife but also me as well. As a father of a newborn I had a lot of new responsibilities added to go along with helping more with our 2 year old, job, and emotional support for my wife. Jacquie would ask how I was doing with everything, which was unexpected. She provided me with a website for dad’s with wives who were experiencing postpartum emotional complications.
She would also leave encouraging notes for my wife and also research any questions my wife had. It wasn’t Wikipedia info either . She would find the sources of her research and give us great information so we could make an educated decision. Jacquie was a blessing to our whole family and we’re sure she will be to yours as well!