Jennifer Moran was an integral part during the labor and delivery of our baby. Looking back, we can’t imagine how we would have endured all we experienced without her!
Our goal was to have a birth as natural as possible in a hospital setting and Jen helped us achieve this. She listened to our needs before our birth and prepared us with techniques that could help us labor at home during the very beginning of our birth so we can avoid going to the hospital too early. Once we were admitted at our hospital and Jen arrived, our room became a safe haven with ocean sounds, aromatherapy, and warm reassuring hands. What an ally we had as we navigated through the unpredictable path of childbirth! There were many changes in the hospital staff throughout the labor, but Jen remained our supportive anchor which held us together throughout it all with her reassuring words and helpful ideas.
Jen provided a calm force that was constant. She is also a massage therapist which means you will be in great hands (figuratively and literally) when it comes to birthing your baby. This was our first pregnancy and it was a relief to have someone warm and professional like Jen who reassured us and guided us throughout the journey that labor and delivery of a little human encompasses.
Jen not only provided a sense of calm and guidance before, during, and after our birth. She also supported my partner so that we could all work together as a team. She provided the tools needed so that my husband could support me with the right pressure on my hips and other ways he could help me during labor and once our babe entered this world. She helped me reach my goal of not being bound to birthing my baby on a hospital bed. I’ll never forget her kind yet firm hands which provided a much needed massage during the labor and provided comfort when you are feeling such intense feelings mentally and physically. Once our babe was here she stayed with us for a while and made sure we were settled so that we could relish in our new role as parents. We don’t know how we would have done it without Jen!!! We can’t recommend her enough!
- Valeria, Aaron & Camilla
We interviewed 4 doulas before choosing Jen and know we made the right choice. She has great energy, and a well of expertise and techniques. Jen's support enabled us to have the birth we wanted.
- Heather & Joel
- Kara W.
I had the most amazing prenatal massage with Jen. She was very intuitive and was able to unlock places where I've had chronic tension during pregnancy. I am so grateful, and am hoping for another massage before baby comes!
- Sonia C.
- Jessie L.
Hiring Jen Moran, a support person who has been trained in labor and delivery, is the best investment my husband and I made during my entire pregnancy. Even before I was pregnant I knew that I wanted to have a doula for the birth of my child, because I was aware that having a professional support person could help facilitate a shorter and less pained labor. Plus hiring someone who was knowledgeable about doctor/nurse speak and could quickly explain to my husband and myself what was going on during labor and what choices we had would be invaluable. I had a very long induction, three days, and Jen provided constant support via phone calls and texts right up until the hour I went into labor on January 17, 2015. With Jen’s calm assistance, I was able to turn away the epidural and have the natural labor that I wanted. I will not lie, before Jen arrived to the hospital I was in major pain; however with Jen’s calm presence, her massage techniques and her soothing words of encouragement allowed me to proceed without the pain medication. While she was completely supportive of my decision to have the medication, she convinced me to be checked by the doctor first to see how dilated I was. Turned out I was too far along, I progressed very quickly, and the epidural would not have been as helpful and in my opinion would have extended the labor process. Not only was Jen helpful for me, but my husband as well. While my husband is someone who can be calm under pressure, this was our first birth and he admitted that without Jen’s help he would have felt useless- seeing me in pain was very difficult for him. The three of us quickly became a team and my daughter was born in just four short hours. My husband and I loved working with Jen and would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a doula.
- Erin R.
Jen Moran was our doula at the birth of our daughter, Rosa, in October 2013. She was an amazing presence throughout my labor. She was truly present, calming, and full of great suggestions for how to relieve the pain of labor. She listened well and responded intuitively to my labor experience by offering massage and suggesting positions. I was very moved by her sensitivity, her empathy, and her ability to relieve pain by simply holding my gaze during contractions. Her experience as a massage therapist clearly informs her nurturing and soothing touch. She was a great support to my partner as well, and the three of us easily became a team. The birth proceeded relatively quickly and our baby was born with no complications. I have extremely positive feelings about the birth experience, in large part thanks to Jen's warm, loving, and steady support.
- Sasha W.
It was excellent. It made me forget the pain, all your help, all your tricks. I'm glad you were there to help me in my labor. It was great. You were there for me, more than my family. Even if my mom were there, you did more than she could have. Not even one moment did I feel alone, and that's what I loved the most. I want to thank you a lot for giving me lot of help and helping my baby come out safely into this beautiful world. Thank you so much. It was great help. My baby Drishna is so lucky to have you.
Jen you were our calm steady foundation in our fast birth experience. Acting as our back up doula, you jumped in with 100% commitment. You arrived promptly and helped in any way needed doing so with positivity and free of any judgments. You helped me attain the non-medicated birth I had hoped for and helped Christian play a more active role in this birth experience. Jen you provided the perfect amount of hands on modalities and had a second sense of what pain reduction massage was needed without being asked. Additionally you provided a calm presence that kept everyone calm in a chaotic and hurried birth. You truly made our experience special and as we dreamed!! Thank you!!
- Cristina M.
- Amanda M.