About Us


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.

** We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, disability, age, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.**
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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
 


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