Birth and Postpartum  Support

                                                            Helping build strong families right from the start

From the early days of baby bump to the first few weeks with baby, I provide support to ensure a solid foundation for your new family. Helping you and your partner transition into confident parents. Empowering you by providing mentor like guidance and encouragement.    – Jackie

Birth Support

 

As a Birth Doula, my role is to support you throughout your pregnancy and birth. To be the experienced go-to person to answer any questions you may have, to help clarify what may be happening and to help you have an overall positive birth experience in a team approach with your provider.

Lactation Support

 Getting off to a good start to your breastfeeding journey will ensure you meet your individual breastfeeding goals. Support can help you troubleshoot some common concerns in the early days while building your confidence along the way. Confirmation that you and your baby are on the right track is what every new mom wants to hear. 

Classes

Better Baby Class is the most comprehensive newborn prep class on the market. The 2 classes, 2 hours each is offered in a small group or a private 1 on 1 setting. We cover all the basics in a simple, intuitive and practical approach.

Postpartum Support

Support for the whole family as they adjust to life with a little one. Filling in all the gaps to ensure a smooth transition. Support for mom, siblings, partners, and the home.

Placenta Encapsulation

Benefits reported by women; an improved mood reduced rate of postpartum depression, increased milk supplies, and iron levels. The reported benefits by women and next to NO negative findings makes Placenta encapsulation a win-win for many.

Feeling the love...

Tired family of 4

"After giving birth to my second son about 4 months ago, I was filled with hopelessness, exhaustion, and overall anxiety having to balance a full household with my already active 3 year old son and knowing that I'm going back to work in 6 weeks! I was SO lucky to have found Jackie. She has truly been the glue that has kept it all together for us."

Love the vibe

"I luckily found Jackie late in my pregnancy. She was incredibly professional, knowledgeable, approachable and kind. During my birth she interacted so well with my medical team. The doctors also appreciated the calm vibe she created in my L&D room and remarked on it."

Perfect fit

"Jackie was my doula at the Birth Center for my second delivery. I found her very late into my pregnancy and I knew from the first minute we spoke she would be a perfect fit. She was nurturing, supportive and calming at the same time. She listened to our needs and provided the perfect amount of support. My delivery couldn't have gone better! I continue to ask her advice with breastfeeding support etc and she has helped greatly. Very fortunate to have had her as our doula."

First time parents

"Jackie’s presence was very calming. The moment she arrived at our door, we took a deep breath and felt more at ease. As first-time parents, we questioned every decision we made, and she helped us feel more confident in decisions we made. The same way we felt about the nurses in the hospital, we immediately felt about Jackie –When I woke during the night to nurse our son, Jackie sat with me and we talked the entire time. That helped me stay awake and alert during the nursing sessions. She also educated me greatly during these times. I picked her brain about everything and anything. I also felt comfortable sharing how I was feeling in those moments, and I truly feel being able to speak with her overnight about my emotions helped me successfully “cope” with those first days of motherhood"

     Let's meet...

484 - 416 - 0203

info@firstbumpthenbaby.com

Fairfax, VA 22031

Serving the D.C, Metro, and NOVA communities including Alexandria, Arlington, McLean, Tysons, Falls Church, Vienna, Fairfax, Annandale, Springfield, Burk, Centreville. Chantilly, Reston, South Riding, Stone Ridge, Sterling, Ashburn, Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring