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Jennifer McCartin
Display Name
Jennifer McCartin
Business Name
Doulas of Melbourne's East / Breith.org
Business Phone
Doula Time
Doula Category
Birthing Doula, Postnatal Doula
Optimum Birth
About / Bio
Hi, I'm Jennifer, I'm a Doula (aka birth support worker) with Doulas of Melbourne's East. I don't fit in any box.. I am a loud music listening, tea drinking, science nerdy, artistic, knowledge sponge. In a former life I was a dispensary technician at a chemist. So I also know drugs and can translate hospital speak.. I have 5 headstrong creative children that I love with all of my heart, and a gorgeous husband that gladly supports me as I take off to births at sometimes awkward moments. Each of my children's births was different and along with the training I have completed and the births I have attended since 1997 I can offer you the support that will guide you towards the birth that you desire.. Regardless of what kind of birth it is that you are dreaming of I can help you achieve that. From hospital birth, scheduled csection to home births I will happily support whatever option your heart desires.
From the minute I met Jen I knew I had made the right choice. Having never used a Doula, I wasn't sure what was involved but Jen was so supportive and helped me overcome the fear and anxiety I had from my first birth which had a lot of intervention. Without her care and support I would not have been able to have the wonderful birth experience that I had this time around. Being a Doula comes natural to Jen and I recommend her to everyone.
~Kellie. D

I highly recommend Jen's services. I was fearful about my birth until I met Jen. She showed me that the birthing experience is natural, calming and beautiful. Her support during birthing was excellent, from foot massage, relaxing music, position advice and calming words. I look forward to my next birth experience with Jen!
~Melanie. S

Jen is the support I needed and I would recommend her services to anyone feeling anxious or if you've had a bad experience during pregnancy and/or birth. Jen is very knowledgeable and supplies fantastic resources to help inform you of any decision you choose to make. I found Jen to always be 10 steps ahead of me when it came to planning and assistance and because of that I was able to birth my way and achieve a VBAC.
~Liz. K

I had the pleasure of sharing my birthing experience with Jennifer as my Doula. She was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and positive. She kept me calm and focused and was 100% supportive along the way. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a positive and natural birthing experience. Thanks Jen for being part of such a special time in my life. ~ Elizabeth. R

Without Jen as my Doula I could never of had the birth i had always dreamed of, my VBAC. After a traumatic first birth that ended in a c section I needed reassurance and support and Jen provided just that. She helped me feel in control and I was able to bring my baby in to the world the way I had always hoped, safely and on my terms. I couldnt have done it without her and ill never forget it ~ Katie. T
Services Offered
During your pregnancy I will happily meet both with you and with you and your partner several times at either your home, or a place suggested by yourself, to go over what your specific desires for your birthing experience may be. It is truly important to me to have your partner more involved in the entire birthing process, and contributing their feelings during prenatal visits to me is essential. During visits we can all discuss any concerns you may have and I can offer practical solutions that you may choose for them. This will help to ensure that we build a caring and trusting relationship for the months ahead. I am then on call 24 hours a day for 3 weeks before to whenever you birth after your EDD. If you birth outside this period I will still be available for you. After the birth I will stay until you feel comfortable for me to leave, then visit from 2-4 times postnatally or more depending on what you deem necessary. I am also available for phone and email support 24/7. I also offer placenta encapsulation and postnatal support.

On my website http://www.breith.org we offer doula services as well as birth photography, meals delivery service, cleaning service, sibling sitting service and more
Other Skills
I am also a professional placenta encapsulator.
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