About Me

Jeni Dansand, Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula

My Philosophy

Have you ever heard the phrase, “it doesn’t matter how Baby gets here, just as long as he gets here safely”?  I feel this phrase is terribly disingenuous: it does matter how Baby gets here, or more specifically, it matters how you experience birth.  The way in which you participate in birth permanently changes how you define yourself; a negative birth encounter can leave you feeling powerless and doubting yourself long after baby arrives.  A positive birth journey empowers you, forever instilling you with the knowledge and confidence that you are equipped with extraordinary strength!
It is this lifelong impact that drives my deep and sincere desire to support families emotionally, physically, and educationally as they navigate the unpredictable (and amazing!) course of childbirth.  I sincerely believe every birth is a miracle and every birthing person has the right to be unconditionally supported throughout the entire labor and delivery.

My Mission

As a birth doula, I provide emotional, physical, and informational support to you through your pregnancy, birth, and immediate postpartum experience.  My goal is that you feel well cared for, that you are supported in your choices, and that you make the transition into parenthood as smoothly and joyfully as possible. I am especially careful that my role is not to take the place of your partner or others whom you have invited to your birth, but rather to facilitate everyone’s optimal involvement. I can also facilitate communication with the staff to ensure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your baby’s birth. I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for labor progress, and help with relaxation, massage, positioning and other techniques for your comfort. I am independent and self-employed, and as such, am working for YOU, not your caregiver or place of birth.

What Makes Me Different as a Doula?

I’m so glad you asked!
I am creative, dedicated, compassionate, driven, hard-working, and loving.
I adore and excel at coming up with creative solutions to problems big and small.
I delight in researching, reading, and recalling evidence-based information (as well as translating it into fun and colorful infographics for my clients).
I have a genuine knack for perceiving exactly what a mom (or her partner!) needs (as reported by clients and their care providers).
I pour my heart and soul into my clients’ lives. I do everything in my power to use heightened perception skills to support pregnant and parenting people in a dynamic, family-centered, and holistic way.

Would you like to know more, ask a question, or meet? Contact me!


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