How can I help?
Having a new baby can make for an exciting, beautiful, and transformative time in your life! And let's be real, it can also make for tired, scared, and uncertain parents.
As a postpartum doula, my goal is to help you and your family create a peaceful, nonjudgmental space of encouragement, learning, and confidence. Some things I can offer to help you through this transitional time are:
Assistance with/introduction to baby-related tasks
Breastfeeding/bottle feeding/milk supply tips
Emotional support and a listening ear
Watching out for physical and emotional postpartum warning signs
Recommending products and techniques for healing and comfort
Sharing information about local and online resources and referrals
Household task assistance
Grocery shopping and meal prep
Assistance with older children
Giving you and your partner a break!
And much more!
Through all these acts of care, my goal is to help you feel more confident as a new or evolving parent. If there are other things that will help us reach that goal, please feel free to share them with me! I am here for YOU!
I will also refer you to your health care practitioner when necessary.
Get to know me!
Jessica King - Postpartum Doula
In 2005, and on the other side of the country, I began a long and fulfilling career as a professional nanny. Time and again, I found that helping families ease through the transitional postpartum time was some of the most rewarding work I’d experienced.
Deeply inspired to be a part of that, I decided it was time for a career change. In 2017, I completed a Postpartum Doula training course at Natural Resources in San Francisco, and have been actively working towards my certification since.
My hobbies are varied. I have spent many an hour behind the lens of a camera (babies being my cutest of subjects), and on the dance floor as an avid lindy hop swing dancer and local event organizer. I am also a musician in a few local jazz bands, including my own, The Hot Baked Goods. I love to cook, travel, sew, hang with my family and friends, go to the movies with my boyfriend, and learn to play new instruments.
I am excited to meet you and your growing family!
March 2005 to July 2007
Ennis & Phil C.
Feb 2006 to July 2007
Julie & Marcus K.
Jan 2007 to July 2010
Sheri & Harry F.
July 2007 to July 2010
Sarah & Phil R.
Jan 2009 to Jan 2011
Dec 2011 to June 2012
Kirsten & Karl P.
Mar 2012 to Sept 2017
Michele & James M.
Apr 2012 to December 2017
Oct 2014 to June 2017
Nov 2017 to Dec 2017
Apr 2018 to June 2018
May 2018 to Aug 2018
Biology and Human/Child Development
Pennsylvania State University
Fall 2002 to Spring 2004
Fall 2004 to Spring 2005
Breastfeeding Education Course
Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health 2008
Birth Doula Training
The Philadelphia Alliance for Labor Support 2009
Postpartum Doula Training
Natural Resources 2017
Skills & Languages
English is my primary language. I also speak and can understand very minimal French.
Get In Touch
I'd love to hear from you!
If you think you might like to work together, it's a good idea to contact me a few weeks or even months before your estimated due date so we can find out if we're a good fit, and ensure that I'm available to support you when your baby decides to come. :)