Doula Jen

Photo Credit: gabbychapin.com
Photo Credit: gabbychapin.com

Jen is a DONA International Certified and trained birth doula, APPA certified placenta encapsulation specialist and a birth + newborn photographer serving clients delivering in the Baton Rouge area.  She began working as a birth photographer in 2010, and in 2013 was encouraged to take doula certification training.  She fell in love with being able to serve families during this time in their lives! In 2014, Jen added a rebozo certification,  placenta encapsulation services, and private/group childbirth education preparation class to her clients. 

In 2017, Jen returned to school with a goal of attaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with a hopeful completion date of 2021.  However, due to TWO new little ones deciding to join the family in 2019 and 2021, school was put on delay and Jen changed her major to Social Sciences/Sociology/Social Work degree.  Jen slowly continues to chip away at completing while raising her family and growing her buisnesses. 

Her future goals include combining her long experience as a doula and her degree to further help families during pregnancy and their transition into parents, biologically or through adoption.

Read more about what doulas can offer on the FAQ page. Jen receives ongoing and continuing education through in-person workshops, seminars, and webinars, and will be adding several certifications within the next year.

Originally from Southern  California, she and her husband have been married since 2008 and have 5 beautiful children together; ages 13,  11, 9, 2, and 4mo.  Jen is also a birth mom to a 20yo; supporting both parenting and adoption.

Training + Experience  

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

  • ICAN Baton Rouge Chapter Leader Training

2016

  • LCSC Capital Area Co-Leader
  • StillBirthday Certified Doula
  • Matrona Certified Holistic Doula

2015

  • DONA International Certified Doula
  • Premier Birth Tools, Peanut Ball Ambassador 
  • SpinningBabies Workshop with Tammy Ryan
  • TENS Unit training with Tammy Ryan
  • APPA Certified
  • Premier Birth Tools, Peanut Ball  trainer (late 2015)
  • Rebozo Trainer Certification, the Gena Kirby method (to come October 2015)

2014

2013

Membership + Involvement

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2020

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2015

2014

2013

2012

View Certifications & Workshop Certificates 

Photo Credit: gabbychapin.com
Photo Credit: gabbychapin.com

Publications 

Huffington Post

Babyology

BabyCenter Español

BabyCenter US

The Healthy Mummy


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