Jessica King - Postpartum Doula
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How can I help?

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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: 

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  • 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

  • Running errands

  • 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!

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Jessica King - Postpartum Doula

My first little love.  <3

My first little love. <3

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.

Playing music in the park!

Playing music in the park!

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!

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Experience

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Nanny/Personal Assistant
Danny M.
March 2005 to July 2007

Nanny
Ennis & Phil C.
Feb 2006 to July 2007

Nanny
Julie & Marcus K.
Jan 2007 to July 2010

Nanny
Sheri & Harry F.
July 2007 to July 2010

Nanny
Sarah & Phil R.
Jan 2009 to Jan 2011

Postpartum Doula
Jennifer P.
Dec 2011 to June 2012

Nanny
Kirsten & Karl P.
Mar 2012 to Sept 2017

Nanny
Michele & James M.
Apr 2012 to December 2017

Nanny
Leslie K.
Oct 2014 to June 2017

Postpartum Doula
Alexandra C.
Nov 2017 to Dec 2017

Postpartum Doula
Hilary H.
Apr 2018 to June 2018

Postpartum Doula
Veronica L.
May 2018 to Aug 2018


Education

Biology and Human/Child Development
Pennsylvania State University
Fall 2002 to Spring 2004

 

Biology
Temple University
Fall 2004 to Spring 2005


Additional Training

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

Organized

Patient

Communicative

Personable

Caring

Empathetic

Collaborative

Mindful

Flexible

Tidy

English is my primary language. I also speak and can understand very minimal French.

 

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Testimonials

After the c-section birth of my daughter, Jess was an amazing warm support for me as I went through my recovery and learned how to nurse. It’s obvious she loves mommas and babies - she’s an incredibly warm, caring person to have around you.
— Amanda C.
Jessica was a great postpartum doula, stepping in to give us parents a much needed break. She was very gentle, warm, and incredibly loving with our newborn. I highly recommend Jessica - she got me through some very challenging times.
— Hilary H.
Jessica was an amazing support in my postpartum experience. She made me feel loved and supported. She listened to and comforted me while I was struggling with baby blues. She showed me ways to calm my baby. Jessica was amazing with my son. Besides my husband and mother, she was the only person I trusted to watch my son, which allowed much needed time for me to sleep without worry. Jessica has a natural calming presence. I always felt so much better when she when came to visit.
— Leah S.

Get In Touch

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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. :)

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