Hi....I'm MomTown. And I am here for you. I want to take care of you as you plan for your baby’s arrival, to educate you on what birth can be, be with you while you are having your baby, and be there for you when you bring your baby home (and for lots of time beyond). I'm also very invested in your mental well-being along the way. Because I know taking the time to have your needs met gives you strength to take care of your family.
MomTown is for moms. MomTown is for dads. MomTown is for people who are curious about being parents. MomTown is for non-binary parents who don't go by mom or dad. MomTown is for gender fluid parents who go by both mom and/or dad (and every other name they choose to be called). MomTown is for people who identify as unicorns. MomTown is for people who believe the moon landing was a US government conspiracy (though I'll probably argue with you about that). Basically, MomTown is for everyone.
I am a certified birth and postpartum doula, Certified Lactation Counselor and Childbirth Educator in training. I am also currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work, focusing on both perinatal mental health and family leave policy development. I volunteer for Postpartum Support International as a helpline operator.
I believe in support and collaboration while you discover ways to trust your body and your mind. I am here to help you make informed choices when developing birth preferences and choices which best suit you and your partner. I am trained to build alliances and have meaningful conversations with your birth team while simultaneously meeting you and your partner’s needs.
I am a perinatal mood disorder (PMAD) early screening advocate and have a special interest in supporting people who have experienced past trauma or loss and people who have a history of anxiety or depression. Early intervention promotes stronger connections for new families. I also believe people who have given birth should not require critical care to be well-cared for.
I've trained with DTI (Doula Trainings International) and Carriage House Birth. I am training to become a CLC and Childbirth Educator. I have also completed Postpartum Support International's Components of Care training.
by Jessica V.