LOVE BIRTH SERVICES
Evidence Based Birth and Postpartum Support
Every birth is unique.
Whether it takes place at a hospital, birthing center, or at home, each birth is beautiful and deserving of personalized support.
No matter how or where you choose to birth your baby, you can benefit from having a professional birth assistant. I am with you all the way to guide you and support you so that you feel less stress, less discomfort, and feel that YOU are in charge of your birth. I am there for your support during your most vulnerable time so you can focus on the most important things.
You deserve a doula.
You can also find me on Doulamatch!
I am a Stillbirthday and Birth Arts International certified full spectrum doula and breast/chest feeding educator in training with Birth Arts International. I serve the Central Ohio area within an hour of NE Columbus. I will travel further than my typical range on a case-by-case basis.
PREGNANCY AND LABOR SUPPORT
INFORMATIVE, EVIDENCE BASED, AND COMPASSIONATE
A free consultation (meet and greet)
Prenatal visit - support methods will be described in detail to help you have the best experience possible and ease fear and anxiety
Assistance with developing birth plan and prenatal information
Unlimited support via phone or email during pregnancy
24/7 on call availability starting at 38 weeks and ending at birth
Continuous support beginning within 2 hours of your call at your home or hospital and ending 1-3 hours postpartum
A timeline of your birth and some photos (if time permits)
A one hour postpartum visit in your home sometime between 3-10 days postpartum and a followup if needed to get you settled in and off to the best start possible.
Available by phone or email for 2-6 weeks past birth
A referral network to help meet your needs outside of my scope of practice
A backup doula available to you in case of emergency
*Additional services available for adoption, surrogacy, and fertility treatment support.
Pricing is listed under specific service packages. Additional services can be added.
SUPPORT WITH SELF CARE AFTER BIRTH
I am available as a postpartum care doula or "parent's helper" on an hourly basis. This service is separate from my birth doula service. I can assist with day to day tasks to help you recover and give time for your family to settle in and bond.
Light cleaning tasks
Emotional support and self care reminders
Basic pet care
Shopping with detailed list or Clicklist pickup
Sibling care at my discretion
Other needs as discussed before contract signing
FOR THE CHILDBEARING YEAR AND BEYOND
Birth Ball Lending
Pretty Pushers Gown Lending
Resource and Book Lending Library
Breast/chest feeding Supply Lending/Bank
Cloth Diaper Bank (When Available by Donation)
Custom Labor Playlists
Postpartum Belly Binding
Meal Planning and Preparation
Resource Referral Lists and Network
Facebook Parenting Support Group
Salves, Fire Cider, and Elderberry Syrup
Cloth Diapering Education and Support
Babywearing Education and Support
SUPPORT FOR LOSS
I provide the same conscious care and support for births with expected or unexpected outcomes and can guide you through processing a difficult or fatal fetal diagnosis, miscarriage, abortion, preterm labor, or stillbirth. I can help you to gather resources, develop a birth plan for any trimester, and support you through your experience. There is no charge for this service. Please contact me for more information.
A Bit About Me
My name is Jessica Love. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a mother to four children, and all four birth experiences were different. I saw my first birth as a child, and knew that this work is what I was meant for. I decided to become a doula after a wonderful doula attended the birth of my third child. I am dedicated to improving birth outcomes for families in my community. I am interested in herbal remedies and holistic healthcare. When I am not working, I enjoy some retro video games, geekery, sewing, crocheting, reading, gardening, and continuing my education.
EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND
BIRTH ARTS INTERNATIONAL
Trained and Certified Birth Doula
BIRTH ARTS INTERNATIONAL
I am in the process of certification as a breastfeeding educator. I have over 10 years of experience with breast/chest feeding, supplementing, pumping, and troubleshooting problems. I've breastfed my four children, wet nursed 3 others, and pumped over 10,000 ounces for milk banks.
Trained and Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula