Meet Your Doula

Hello, I’m Jean Marie.

 

 

  Birth Doula, Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula Postpartum Doula, Licensed Massage Therapist (incl. Prenatal), Certified Yoga Instructor, Healing Touch Therapy

As long as I can remember, I've had a deep admiration and love for pregnancy and birth!  Every time I see a baby I can't help but smile-it's true what they say: babies bring joy!  It's been an interesting journey that has brought me to becoming a Doula.

 

  Here's some of my story! I'm a Colorado Springs native and when I attended college over 10 years ago, I honestly had no clue what I wanted to do when "I grew up."  So at the time, I picked something that highly interested me: Geography. (Yes I have a BA in Geography &Environmental Studies!) Ever since my first trip to Mexico as a teenager, I fell in love with exploring! Since then I've spent lots of time traveling the world, and learned so much about life! However, as I've entered my thirties, the urge to explore has softened quite a bit. I've had the joy of watching my sister have 3 beautiful babies and becoming an aunt! The urge to slow down brought me to massage therapy and yoga. I'm a passionate believer in the mind/body connection and how beneficial this is for a healthy, balanced life!

 

  In 2011, I graduated from The Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy with my 650 Hour Neuromuscular Massage Therapy Certification. Over the last 7 years, I have found great joy in working with many prenatal clients. I'm very passionate about supporting moms during their pregnancies and helping them find some relief. It is so rewarding to have a mama get off the massage table and hear how much better she feels. Giving massages to pregnant mamas brought me to research doulas! I quickly learned how much need there is for mamas to have an additional birth partner, a doula, someone to team up with their spouse to support them, encourage them, and help them get through their labor with as much comfort and peace as possible.  

 

  I believe your baby's BIRTHday is one the most important days in your life- dare I say at least as important as your wedding day, if not more so- you deserve to feel supported, encouraged and loved during this special process. As your birth doula, I will offer unbiased support. I will help you to be informed and educated so that you can make empowered decisions regarding your birth. I will never judge your choices and will never push any agenda. I believe birth is a sacred process and deserves the utmost respect. Women always remember their birth experience and I want you to remember yours as a positive one! I would be honored to join you on your birth journey!

Birth Doula, Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula Postpartum Doula, Licensed Massage Therapist (incl. Prenatal), Certified Yoga Instructor, Healing Touch Therapy

 

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Research suggests that prenatal yoga can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies. Studies have suggested that practicing yoga while pregnant can also improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps to increase the strength, flexibility, and endurance of the muscles needed for childbirth. Click here to learn more about private yoga lessons!

I have 7 years’ experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in both neuromuscular and prenatal massage! I have seen first-hand the relief that regular massages during pregnancy can bring mama, both physically and emotionally. There is a myriad of benefits to massage therapy including reducing muscular tension, lowering stress/anxiety, relieving headaches, & improved sleep. Specifically, pregnancy massage has been found to improve labor outcomes, as well as providing many health benefits to both mother and baby. Please click here to continue to read more benefits!

Hiring a doula is one the best decisions you will ever make! Women who have a Doula present during their labor report having a more positive childbirth experience. Studies have shown that having a doula present as a part of your birth team can decrease the length of labor by 25%, the requests for epidural by 60%, the overall cesarean rate by 50%, and the use of Pitocin by 40%. Although many women hire a Doula to achieve a natural childbirth, I am committed to supporting whatever your choices are! I'm here to encourage, educate, and support you for whatever type of birth you want! Your baby's birthday is one of the most important days of your life and I want to make sure you get to have the best experience possible!

Safe use of essential oils can help alleviate many discomforts of both pregnancy and labor. Some uses include essential oils for nausea, back pain, swollen ankles, sleep, heartburn, hemorrhoids, anxiety, stretch marks, and much more!  I offer dōTERRA oils because they are high quality and tested! dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® (CPTG) rating certify that they are 100% pure essential oils extracts, so you know you’re getting the best. Click here to learn more! 

 

CONTACT ME

Doula Jean Marie

Tel: 719-351-6734 Email: springsoflifedoula@gmail.com

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