Jenny currently resides in Warwick, RI with her roommate, 2 dogs, and 4 cats. After a 6 month mentorship with Severine Degnan, she has just completed all of the requirements for doula certification through DONA International. (Certification is pending.) Jenny is also a Hypnobabies, HypnoDoula! In her free time, she enjoys reading, photography, spending time with friends and family, and walking with her dogs. She believes strongly in holistic living, gluten-free eating, and local organic foods.
"After a long struggle with Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), I think I am particularly sensitive to the needs of parents that have battled infertility.
I have long been interested in pregnancy, birth, and child development. I hope that my passion for my work will empower you so that you can have a fulfilling, memorable, birth experience.
I understand the special needs and differences of ALL family structures and hope to bridge the gap to currently under-served communities."
Jenny is an active member of Doulas of Rhode Island (DoRI) serving as the "Meet the Doulas Night" Chairperson, and is co-chair of the DoRI Education Committee. She is also a member of the Rhode Island Birth Network (RIBN) and is a member of the Committee for Resource & Advocacy for the Rhode Island Home Birth Collective. Currently, she is in the process of becoming a volunteer doula at Memorial Hospital of RI in Pawtucket.
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EDUCATION & TRAINING:
- DONA International Birth Doula Training
- June 19-20, 2010
- Doulas of Rhode Island Mentorship Program
- September 2010 - March 2011
- 12 Week Bradley Method Childbirth Classes (Mimi Desjarlais)
- October-December, 2010
- Acupressure for Doulas (Karlo Berger)
- October 23, 2010
- Compassionate Caregiving When a Baby Dies
- January 23, 2011
- Breastfeeding Basics for Doulas (Healthy Babies, Happy Moms, Inc.)
- March 12, 2011
- Spinning Babies Workshop (Gail Tully)
- April 30, 2011