Jennifer Monaghan, Birth Doula Services

Birth Doula Services

SUPPORTING WOMEN AND THEIR PARTNERS THROUGH PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM

Birth Doula Services

SUPPORTING WOMEN AND THEIR
PARTNERS THROUGH PREGNANCY,
BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM

DOULA JENN BIRTH DOULA SERVICES

My Mission

Doula Jenn birth doula services equip and support women to achieve the pregnancy, birth experience and postpartum recovery of each client’s dream. I take an individualized care plan approach.

If you are in Northern Virginia and the D.C. Metro area, I can support your birth experience.

I provide perspective and encouragement before, during, and after birth. As your doula, my role is to tailor care that promotes the well being of the mother, baby, and birth partner throughout the birthing process.

My goals as your doula are:

  • Encourage you
  • Remind you that your body was made to give birth and that you are capable of it
  • Lift your spirits up when you’re feeling overwhelmed
  • Encourage movement and position changes to help labor progress and help it be less painful
  • Answer any questions you have about procedures or medications
  • Most of all, to allow you every opportunity to achieve the birth you’ve dreamed of.

What is a Doula?

The word doula comes from the Greek language meaning “woman servant.” Today we use the name doula as a “woman caregiver.” Birth Doula services provide continuous support to the laboring woman and her partner.

Before labor, the doula will meet with the mother and partner to get to know them better and help navigate the birth, discuss birth wishes, and answer any questions they may have about the birth.

Once in labor, the birth doula can discuss medical recommendations, offer options and support you in your decisions. A doula encourages relaxation, position changes, pain management and comfort measures to decrease the discomforts of labor where possible.

Most birth doula services include a postpartum visit to discuss physical and emotional healing, assess and offer help with breastfeeding and newborn care.

Doula Jenn Services Include

  1. Free consultation to go over my contract and get to know each other.
  2. Prenatal visit to go over birth wishes.
  3. An assigned back-up doula whom you can do a phone or video consult with.
  4. Unlimited text/phone/email support throughout pregnancy.
  5. Continuous support at birth.
  6. Postpartum visit to go over your birth, help with any newborn questions or problems you’re having and give breastfeeding support.

We can discuss medical recommendations and options, and then I will act as an advocate for your decisions. I will also encourage relaxation, position changes, pain management and comfort measures to decrease the discomforts of labor where possible.

The fee for doula services is $1250 and can be paid in installments or in full via cash, check or credit card.  An insurance receipt is given to all clients at their postpartum visit along with birth notes.

For experienced parents or mother’s actively in labor looking for birth doula services only my fee is $900. If you’re having a planned cesarean I offer cesarean support for $700.

I work alongside Northern Virginia Birth Services in providing high quality, experienced doula services.

Doula Jenn supports women to achieve the birth experience of their dreams.

“My mission is to equip and support women in achieving their ideal pregnancy, birth & recovery through a personalized care plan.”

— Jennifer Monaghan

Testimonials

Doula Jenn provides birth doula services in Northern Virginia and the DC metro area.

“Jenn is so calm and easy going. She makes the whole process of pregnancy and giving birth seem so manageable and wonderful… Can’t recommend her enough! And I honestly can’t imagine going through pregnancy, birth and post natal ravine with out a doula. It’s a no brainer!”

– Hannah M.

“Jennifer was a Godsend for my family.”

“Originally we had not planned on using a doula, but I am so glad we did. Jennifer was kind and competent. She saved me from back labor by directing me in movements to help flip our baby. She compassionately directed my husband in comforting me during my contractions. She constantly stayed by our side to monitor our baby’s stubbornly dipping heart rate (the nurses and midwives aren’t always in the room). She even helped us get our son’s days and nights regulated! Hiring Jennifer was worth every cent. We are incredibly grateful for her guidance and support before, during, and after labor.”

— Jessica Swope

2018 Doula Babies

Baby Boy H – October 30 // Baby Boy C – October 24 // Baby Girl E – October 14 // Baby Boy A – October 6 // Baby Boy A – September 29 // Baby Girl P – September 25 // Baby Boy A – September 16 // Baby Boy D – September 14 // Baby Girl E – September 6 // Baby Girl M – August 27 // Baby Girl A – August 22 // Baby Girl E – August 13 // Baby Girl G – August 9 // Baby Boy C – August 2 // Baby Girl H – August 1 // Baby Boy A – June 5 // Baby Boy D – June 3 // Baby Boy A – May 28 // Baby Girl L – May 21 // Baby Boy S – May 16 // Baby Boy W – May 12 // Baby Girl A – May 11 // Baby Girl L – May 10 // Baby Boy S- May 9 // Baby Boy D – April 27 // Baby Girl N – April 15 // Baby Girl A – April 14 // Baby Girl V – April 10 // Baby Girl C – April 8 // Baby Girl A – April 6 // Baby Girl L – March 26 // Baby Girl Q – March 24 // Baby Boy E – March 21 // Baby Boy J – March 19 // Baby Boy J – March 15 // Baby Girl T – March 15 // Baby Girl A – March 5 // Baby Boy Z – February 27 // Baby Girl M –  February 17 // Baby Girl M – February 11 // Baby Boy R- February 5 // Baby Girl T –  January 26 // Baby Boy S – January 22 // Baby Girl H – January 10 // Baby Boy C – January 2

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Areas Served

Serving Washington, D.C. and the Northern Virginia area, including the cities and communities of Adams Morgan | Alexandria | Arlington | Ashburn | Annandale | Bristow | Burke | Capitol Hill | Centreville | Chantilly | Columbia Heights | Dale City | Fairfax | Falls Church | Foggy Bottom | Gainesville | Georgetown | Herndon | Lansdowne | Leesburg | Lorton | Manassas | McLean | Oakton | Reston | Springfield | South Riding | Sterling | Tysons Corner | Vienna | Woodbridge and more.

Attending hospital births, birth center births, and home births including births at Birth Care | The Birthing Inn at INOVA Loudoun | Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital | George Washington University Hospital | NOVANT Haymarket | INOVA Alexandria | INOVA Fairfax | INOVA Fair Oaks | INOVA Woman’s Hospital | INOVA Loudoun | Loudoun Natural Birthing Center| NOVANT Prince William Medical Center | Premier Birth Center | Reston Hospital | Sibley Memorial Hospital | StoneSprings Hospital Center | Virginia Hospital Center | Washington Hospital Center and more.

Book a consultation with Jenn today!