Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have been a Wisconsin State certified educator, childcare provider and mother for over 20 years. The years as an experienced mother and teacher have been my backbone, beacon and life's purpose.
What led you to become a Doula?: After having my own three children I became a "cuddler" in the NICU at Meriter Hospital in Madison. This volunteer work changed my life and focus and inspired me to become a certified postpartum maternal and infant care doula as well as add a Family and Consumer License to my Wisconsin State certified teaching licenses.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“Jessie came to NYC to support me when my daughter was six weeks old. When my baby screamed and cried like a banshee, Jessie gently took that child from my tired and hormonal arms, and swayed and shushed her into a peaceful sleep. It was like magic”
“I just wanted to thank Jessie Loeb for being an amazing doula! Jessie gave me the comfort and knowledge that I needed to get me through my first two weeks with my newborn daughter. Being a first time mother was very scary to me. Jessie provided me with many tips on how to feel safe and confident while caring for my daughter . Jessie is very dependable, super caring and absolutely wonderful work with!”
“Jessie was the calm in my storm. My first child was born after a very traumatic birth. I had no experience with newborns, with no family close by, and with my fear of looking like a failure I was afraid to ask for help. Little did I realize I was entering a very dark place with postpartum depression and was paralyzed with not only taking care of myself but caring for my newborn child. Nine days after giving birth and while healing from a C-section Jessie came for a visit. She looked at my child and with all the care in the world, she held her and was truly enamored with her. I think it was the first time I genuinely smiled watching her interact with my daughter. I was so terrified at the thought of giving my baby a bath. I felt embarrassed that I had no idea how do the most basic things for my child. I somehow mustered the courage to ask Jessie if she would help me. Without hesitation and more importantly without judgement or demeaning me she walked me through the process. She was calm when my daughter wailed and for the first time I had a sense of relief. She was my beacon of hope in a sea of uncertainty. There are certain times in your life when someone is right where they are supposed to be when you need it most and Jessie was that someone for me. I know every mothers’ story is their own and Jessie has a gift that will help make your story just as you envision. I would recommend her services to anyone!”