Jennifer Monaghan and her family

Meet Jenn


Meet 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 2009 I became a certified birth doula Childbirth International. In 2018 I completed the DONA Birth Doula certification program and am awaiting my certification.

What I Do as Your Doula

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
  • Most of all, to allow you every opportunity to achieve a well informed & supported birth.


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

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

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.


Childbirth International Birth Doula (CBI)

Hypnobabies (HCHD)

DONA International Birth Doula (DONA)

Peanut Ball Certified

Rebozo Certified

Spinning Babies Certified

Karen Strange Doula Workshop – Neonatal Resuscitation

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.