Story About Jes
Jes’s work as a doula helps to empower pregnant people and their families in Berlin by providing emotional, informational, and physical support during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Jes understands that each client enters their pregnancy differently and is committed to helping families feel fully supported – no matter their needs, wants or beliefs during this time. As your doula, Jes offers constant compassion, non-judgmental support, and warmth to the birthing process.
Jes works with families to document some of the most meaningful moments of their lives. She captures the perfect and fleeting moments of you and your newborn, and the genuine and authentic moments between you and your children, and the love and tenderness between you and your partner.
What’s a doula?
“A Birth Doula is a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth. A Birth Doula recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life and she understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor. She assists each mother in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth and stays with her throughout the labor. A Birth Doula provides an objective viewpoint and facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner and her clinical care providers. She perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the mother’s memory of the birth experience and she also assists the mother’s partner to participate at his/her own comfort level.” –DONA International
Jes really saved our lives! Having her in our home, supporting me, my partner and our older son was the best decision we made that year, turning what could have been a fraught experience into the most calm, enjoyable and special time imaginable. She instinctively knew what I needed, whether that was to spirit the baby away for an hour while I napped; to play with our older son and make him feel really special, or to listen to me when I re-lived the birth over and over!
She is possibly the best listener I’ve ever met, which comes, I think from how passionate she is about what she does. It’s a rare woman who can tell the difference between a frazzled new mum who needs advice and a frazzled new mum who just needs a soothing and receptive presence to help her empty her ringing brain. Jes has a way of creating a safe space for you and your baby just through her warmth and gentle positivity. Any woman who chooses her as a companion through the adventures of pregnancy, birth or the first weeks with a…
I am a first time mum and I found her to be an exceptionally supportive, knowledgeable person in her field. I always felt much respect from her and was able to talk to her about my hopes and fears. She always listened to me and asked the right questions and answered a million of mine and never made me feel silly for asking them.
We had the honor of Jes as our doula and I can’t tell you how amazing she is! She listened to the desires I had for my labor and delivery and went above and beyond to meet those. She helped walk me through my fears and was an incredible support through the new discoveries I made about myself in this process. I couldn’t recommend her more! She is caring, gentle, understanding, and she will never give up on you, no matter what! My husband and I couldn’t have had the labor and delivery that we had without Jes there to…
For us it has been a pleasure and a great help! Maybe you could think that it was only a little help but considering we are first time parents without any extra help, neither relatives around to help and guide have you as a postpartum companion has been not only a good experience, it’s been also a very supportive time especially for me. This time with you gave me the chance to have a little “me time” and in this new chaotic scenario it meant a lot for me! After sleepless nights and a lot of pressure these hours were…
Jes was wonderful. The birth of our daughter was thankfully without any serious complications or surprises. Jes’s quiet presence gave us just the right amount of reassurance that we believe contributed to the great outcome and to the overall positive experience. The few hiccups we encountered here and there, Jes was able handle with ease of an expert. Were we to have another child in the future, we would not hesitate to hire Jes to be our doula again!