Every laboring person deserves to be heard, loved, supported, and empowered. A doula will be by your side encouraging your body to birth without fear.
~ Love, Moon~Belly Doula
Jessica’s journey to birth
Hi there, my name is Jessica and I am a doula who resides in Long Beach, California. Currently I volunteer at South Coast Midwifery and Women’s Health Care. I recently moved back to Southern California from Humboldt County where I explored the vast trees, coastlines, and earth sciences. After receiving a B.S. in environmental science, I worked at a government agency for a year but I felt incomplete. I decided to move home to Southern California and explore my passion for birth support and education.
Like many, doula was a foreign term to me for most of my life. Raised by a parent whose profession was to administer pain analgesia to laboring mamma’s, I only knew birth as a high risk medical event. Overtime, I realized this perspective is not entirely true for most females and there is definitely not one ‘normal’ way to deliver a baby. In 2016, I was blessed with a beautiful baby sister whose entrance to this world was rather unexpected and unconventional. She and her mother have inspired me in many ways to pursue the role of birth doula and education advocate with the goal of increasing positive birth experience rates.
The Doula Mission
Reduction of unplanned c-section
Less likely to reflect negatively on their childbirth experience
Less likely to use pitocin (synthetic hormone ocytocin)
*Statistics sourced from DONA*