Jennifer Monaghan and her family

Meet Jenn

THE DOULA

Meet Jenn

THE DOULA

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 through DONA & Childbirth International.

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.

Training

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

  • Spinning babies course,  2011
  • Use of the Peanut Ball (critical for epidural support), 2016
  • Hypnobabies certified, 2016
  • Karen Strange Neonatal Resuscitation course, 2017

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.


Certifications/Workshops

Childbirth International (CBI)

Hypnobabies (HCHD)

Doulas of Northern America (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.