Meet Doula Jenn

Doula Jenn

Jennifer Monaghan, Life Doula

About Doula Jenn

I have always been someone who loves to take care of others. For family and friends, I was the one they’d call in an emergency, when someone is passing, when life decisions were being made. I went to college to become a nurse because I wanted to ensure I had a career where I could support people. God works in mysterious ways and I wasn’t able to apply for the nursing program at the college I went to. I had decided to get a degree in Health Systems Management and later, to do the accelerated nursing program.

Our second child’s birth was unsupported by a birth doula, and I knew, I had to become a birth doula.

You can watch my video here: Why I became a Birth Doula.

I’m often get introduced as “Doula Jenn” and, I love it. I don’t just doula people through childbirth, I support through life. Parenthood is hard, marriages are hard, finding connection with friends is hard and I want to come alongside you in life. I’m an active member of the High Vibe Mom Tribe and I host virtual book clubs several times a year to support women through their marriages.

Birth Doula Support

I provide, tricare approved, in-person birth doula support for women delivering in hospital births, birth center births, and home births supported by a midwife including births within San Diego, San Clemente, Mission Viejo, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Scripps Ranch, Leucadia, Rancho Santa Fe, Poway, Fallbrook, San Marcos, Escondido, and Vista. Virtual support provided as well, worldwide.

Join a Book Club!

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Birth Doula Training

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

  • Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA), 2001
  • Bachelors in Health Systems Management, 2007
  • Childbirth International Certified Birth Doula, 2010
  • DONA International Certified Birth Doula, 2010
  • Spinning Babies,  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)
  • Gilligan’s Guide, 2023

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. I specialize in optimal fetal positioning for pregnancy and labor, helping prepare your body and baby for birth.

Birth Doula Birth Experience

My birth doula experiences includes:

  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Bereavement Support
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with IUI and IVF
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Home Birth
  • Inductions
  • IUGR
  • Preeclampsia
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Surrogate Birth
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma & Abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC (Including VBA2C & VBA3C)
  • Waterbirth

Client Birth Videos

Client Created Birth Story, with Doula Jenn

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

Hypnobirthing Video Testimonial