Jennifer Monaghan and her family

Meet Jenn

THE DOULA

Meet Jenn

THE DOULA

Doula Jenn

Doula Jennifer Monaghan

About Doula Jenn

In high school my passion for helping others began and I became a Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA). In 2004 I moved from California to Nothern Virginia to attend George Mason University, where I earned a degree in Health Systems Management.

I am mother of three and a wife to Colin. I’ve had three unmedicated births, two in a hospital and my last child, Chloe, was born at home. My first and last births were both supported by a doula and opened my eyes to the importance of doula support, no matter where a mother is delivering.

In 2009 after the birth experience of my second son, where I did not have a doula, my broad passion for helping others was focused to helping women and their partners through the birthing process.  In 2010 I became a certified birth doula with Childbirth International and DONA International. In 2018 I re-certified with DONA International as an on-going process of continued education.

What I Do as Your Doula

I support you through your pregnancy, your labor and delivery, some time after your delivery and in a postpartum visit. I am on call for clients as soon as their contract is signed and the retainer fee has been paid.

My goal is to:

  • 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
  • Work alongside the nurses, doctors and midwives in providing you with collaborative care
  • Most of all, to allow you every opportunity to achieve a well informed & supported birth.

Training

I am a certified doula through DONA International & Childbirth International.  My training includes:

  • Childbirth International Certified Birth Doula, 2010
  • DONA International Certified Birth Doula, 2010
  • Spinning babies course,  2011
  • Use of the Peanut Ball (critical for epidural support), 2016
  • Hypnobabies Birth Doula Certified, 2016
  • Rebozo Certified, 2017
  • Karen Strange Neonatal Resuscitation course, 2017
  • Understanding the Infant Microbiome, 2018
  • DONA International Certified Birth Doula, 2018 (Re-Certification)

I am passionate about supporting families through their birthing process and supports all birth choices, regardless of lifestyle, religion or birth preferences, including non-medicated birth, induction, epidural birth, cesarean, scheduled cesarean, VBAC, hypnobirthing, hypnobabies, Bradley Method, Lamaze and more.

Doula Jenn will allow you every opportunity to achieve a well informed & supported birth.

Hypnobirthing Video Testimonial

Book a consultation

I provide doula services for hospital births, birth center births and home births in the D.C. Metro area and Northern Virginia. I serve these locations: 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 | Loudoun Natural Birth Center | NOVANT Prince William Hospital | Premier Birth Center | Reston Hospital | Sibley Memorial Hospital | StoneSprings Hospital Center | Virginia Hospital Center | Washington Hospital Center and more.