My name is Jen Graham, I am a certified birth and postpartum doula, I have trained with both CAPPA and DONA. I am an Evidence Based Birth instructor®,
and previously Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner. I work in North San Diego county. I also teach Newborn 101 classes. I am certified in CPR and First Aid. I live in San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, CA with my husband, our four children and our two dogs. My first three children were born in the hospital, and my fourth was a planned home birth with a midwife. I had a doula for the last three of my births. Those births showed me the power I had within myself and proved that birth really could be beautiful, sexy, amazing, and even enjoyable!
Why I Chose to Become a Doula:
I started birth doula work in 1996, shortly after my oldest son was born. His birth experience wasn’t exactly what I had envisioned, I was uninformed about my birth options, I didn’t have the tools to cope with labor and I was scared! I wanted my next birth to be different. I knew that birth could be beautiful and amazing, so I delved into every bit of information that I could get my hands on. I read tons of books, took classes on birth and breastfeeding, and learned as much as I could. And I hired a doula! It wasn’t long before I decided I wanted to help others with my newfound knowledge, and that’s how I turned my passion for peaceful births into my career as a doula!
Let’s Get Personal:
I have been described as fun, quick witted, sassy and even a little crazy (the good kind!). I enjoy horseback riding (hunter/jumper), hugging trees, an intelligent debate, family time, good wine, good food, good friends and laughing till it hurts. One day, when I grow up, I want to be a well respected midwife, Wonder Woman or both… I haven’t decided yet. I drink my coffee black, my tea green and I use Rock, Paper, Scissors to settle most conflicts. If you’re looking for a fun-loving doula, look no further!
Who I Serve:
I specialize in unmedicated childbirth, but attend all types of births. I have experience with VBACs, hospital birth, home birth, birth center birth, family centered cesarean section, LGBTQA+, alternative lifestyles, surrogacy, adoption, teens, single parents, and more. I have postpartum experience with singletons, twins, triplets, special needs, sleep problems and lactation issues. I serve and treat all people equally regardless of their race, age, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, or other characteristics. You can expect nonjudgmental support from me no matter who you are or how you’re birthing!
Let me help your family have a Peaceful Beginning