Full Spectrum Perinatal Support
I am a Radical Birth Doula and the founder of Q4Q Perinatal Network. My practice is founded on the knowledge that the power to choose what’s right for your body doesn’t end when pregnancy begins. From conception to postpartum, I use a holistic, trauma informed approach to ensure that people of all backgrounds, bodies and identities can feel seen, heard and respected. I am an Informed Choice Advocate.
I chose to become a doula after numerous experiences with medical discrimination. Because of my queer and transgender identity, I was not able to get emergency reproductive care I needed. This discrimination cost me thousands of dollars and left me in pain for months. I realized that if I had had just one person in the room who supported me, I would have been more able to advocate for myself and could have radically altered if not avoided the incidents entirely.
More importantly, as a doula, I have committed my life to being that person and providing that support for others. From abortion and loss support to home births, planned c-sections and beyond, I will stand with you. I am here for the ones who are tired of fighting and who will never stop fighting.
“Early in my pregnancy I experienced preterm labor symptoms and called Jamie for help. Jamie guided me on next steps, met me at the hospital and really helped keep me calm and informed by explaining what was happening to me (in language that I understood).
Jamie’s consistent check-in leading to the delivery day kept me feeling confident, prepared and knowledgeable.I feel very fortunate that I was able to have Jamie in the room during my c-section (especially during the major COVID restrictions), keeping me informed with what was going on, being my cheerleader, and holding my hand when my husband had to focus on our son who experienced complications during the delivery.
Jamie was the best support I could have ever hoped for." -T. & S.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College, during which time I also worked as an Emergency Medical Technician. I am a trained Birth Doula through DONA International, and a member of the Manhattan Birth Mentorship Program. Through this program, not only do I receive continual education, but I get to be a part of a strong and supportive community of fellow birth workers.
BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College, with a concentration in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Certified Birth Doula through Manhattan Birth
Certified Breast/Chest Feeding Consultant Training With Lea Rivera Todaro (IBCLC)
Certified Emergency Medical Technician
Certified in Infant, Child, and Adult CPR and First Aid
Founder of Q4Q Perinatal Network
Manhattan Birth Mentorship Program
Mentored by Morgane Richardson
American Association of Physical Anthropologists
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
Understanding Trauma, a Workshop for Birth Workers 2019
Supporting Queer Families in Birth and Postpartum 2019
Unicorns and Seahorses: Supporting Trans, Genderqueer & Gender Nonconforming Clients 2019
The Standard Birth Package
We will arrange 2 virtual prenatal meetings to discuss your birth preferences and needs, and practice comfort measures. This is when we get to know each other and start working as a team.
From the moment we start working together, I will provide unlimited phone/text/email support. Never hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns or to share your joys.
I am On-call for you 24/7 from week 37 of your pregnancy until your birth.
I will have contact with you during labor and join you when you decide you're ready. I'll attend your labor in person continuously until your baby is born.
I will stay with you for 1-2 hours postpartum and help make sure you are settled after your birth.
I will come for a follow-up postpartum visit within the first two weeks of your birth where I can provide support with processing your birth, feeding your baby (breastfeeding, chestfeeding and/or bottle feeding), new parent self-care directions, emotional support, newborn care, etc.
I am always available to you in the future to discuss your birth experience, connect you with resources and celebrate your family.
I believe that every birthing person should have doula.
I am happy to offer sliding scale fees to people in the following categories: BIPOC parents, LGBTQ parents, single parents, teen parents, families where both parents are full time students, and people who are unemployed or underemployed - or any other situation I haven’t thought of.
Please let me know if you fall into one of these categories and what your budget is for a doula and we can come up with something that works for you. If not, I also offer installment plans and accept credit cards to accommodate need.
"I'll Go With You" Package
I will go with you to 1-2 hospital tours or doctors visits.
If you have concerns over providers treating you with kindness and respect, I'll go with you. If you are nervous and want someone who is there for You, I'll go with you. If you want me there for any reason, I will go with you. It is my job to help support you and and be a resource for you.
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