Doula In Reno

Helping you navigate pregnancy, positive birth experiences, and your breastfeeding journey.

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” – Barbara Katz Rothman


  • Prenatal planning consultations: Two 90-minute sessions (relaxation techniques, labor positions, birth plan, labor support, breastfeeding or bottle-feeding information)
  • 100% unlimited support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum via phone/ email, and in-person during labor
  • Initial lactation support within the first hour after delivery
  • Postpartum follow-up appointments that get you off to the best possible start: Two 60-minute visits

Available from the point of hire, with unlimited support through 4 weeks postpartum via phone, text, FaceTime, Zoom, or email to answer questions and offer support

On-call 24/7 from 37-42 weeks for delivery and in-person labor support 1-2 hours postpartum. 

$1500.00 in 3 payments


Full-pay with a 10% discount of $1350

MEDICAID PROVIDER – If you are a Medicaid recipient in Northern Nevada, ask me how your doula cost is covered 100%


A birth doula is a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and educational support to the mother, before, during, and after birth.

The word “doula” comes from ancient Greek, meaning “woman who serves.” Quite literally, a doula hired for your birth is there to serve you, the mother, and support you and your family in any way she can. 

While doulas are not primary caregivers, many pregnant women rely on doulas throughout the pregnancy period to help them sort through their choices to make their own informed decisions. The prenatal appointments are designed to assist you in educated and informed decisions, so you have a solid plan going into labor.

Doulas understand pregnancy and childbirth as a normal part of life, not a pathological condition requiring treatment. Doulas can focus on supporting the natural birth process and also advocate for the mother to create a birth plan for the hospital environment.

Doulas are not necessarily anti-intervention but focus more on education so the family can utilize those informed decisions for the best possible outcome regardless of what the Mom decides.

I am very comfortable in a hospital setting, for natural childbirth, the use of medications, or in the event of a cesarean.

Doulas do NOT:

  • Replace the partner or caregiver
  • Act as a medical professional, psychologist, or other mental health professionals
  • Perform any clinical tasks such as checking or interpreting fetal heart tones, checking cervix for dilation or effacement, taking blood pressure, suggesting medications
  • Provide belly massage to turn a breech baby
  • Contradict caregiver’s advice

Doulas CAN provide the following:

  • reduce the overall Cesarean birth rate
  • reduce the length of labor
  • reduce Pitocin use
  • reduce the need for forceps delivery
  • reduce requests for epidural pain relief
  • decrease negative childbirth experiences and trauma
  • work with you, to support your plan and your decisions


In addition to several Birth Doula certifications, and parenting since 1992 in the trenches on my own journey as a Mama, I am licensed as a Transformational Coach and NLP Practitioner through the ABNLP. I’ve received targeted training on topics such as crisis intervention, drug & alcohol addiction, surviving trauma, and suicide prevention, which has equipped me with a solid understanding of how to serve others experiencing trauma.

Certified Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Educator, Childbirth Educator

Life learning is my passion. It fuels my heart and soul. Stopping is not an option, which is evident in my consistent pursuit of knowledge on topics that affect the women who I serve, with a focus on underserved or UN-served pregnant communities. 

Our experience was exceptional

We are clients of Jenn the Doula and oh boy she’s placed special in our family’s heart. Our experience was exceptional her guidance from our first meet was beyond generous. Jenn’s knowledge, expertise and warm nature was is and will continue to be an invaluable contribution to our becoming parents journey. Jenn is logical and compassionate, her support during our pre birth, birth and postpartum was one of a kind. Jenn mothers the mother and works closely with the father (or mother’s partner) encouraging and guiding Dad’s unique role as a supportive partner during the entire process. With confidence we highly recommend Jenn’s Doula service!
Tiffany Munoz

Jenn is the consummate pro

Jenn is the consummate pro. Experienced mom, podcaster and doula! Regardless of when or where you connect with Jenn it will be worth your while!
Mark Aylward

Jenn was so helpful through my pregnancy

Jenn was so helpful through my pregnancy and with my birth. She was so supportive and understanding of what I wanted/needed and provided that extra bit of support

Olivia Stephens

A pleasure to work with.

Jennifer is upbeat, funny, and very informative! A pleasure to work with.
Avery C.

Jennifer is and has been a great educator

Jennifer is and has been a great educator, which is one of her strengths. She’s well spoken, extremely knowledgeable in her field and personable, too!


Jenn is a kind and compassionate person

Jenn is a kind and compassionate person. She meets you where you are at and gives you all her attention. She is a great listener. Her ability to read a room/situation shows that she pays attention to all things and this speaks of her amazing attention to detail. She will undoubtedly walk you seamlessly through one of your greatest struggles and greatest joys-childbirth. She comes highly recommended!
Robin Lewis

Jenn is a wonderful person

Jenn is a wonderful person; very passionate about what she does, which I believe makes for a doula who truly cares about the woman and her birthing process.
Hannah Ross

Jenn is an absolutely beautiful soul.

Jenn is an absolutely beautiful soul.



Jenn is very knowledgeable, understanding, and honest.

Jenn is very knowledgeable, understanding, and honest. She gives her expertise with grace and holds a wealth of experience that she willingly shares with anyone inquiring about her insight. She’s a breath of fresh air in a world that sometimes can feel a bit gloomy. She is very supportive and carries a determination and zeal that brings confidence to whoever is fortunate to work with her.
Vernita Stephens fellow Doula

Jenn is absolutely amazing!

Jenn is absolutely amazing! A delight to work with! What a blessing and joy she is!!! Lights up a room!
Crystal Reilley

Jenn puts her heart & soul & full vulnerability into everything she does

Jenn puts her heart & soul & full vulnerability into everything she does & shares what many of us need in order to feel seen, heard & understood. She’s an incredible human & leader for how to be an authentic human being
Jessica Campmans

Jennifer was the biggest blessing during my labor!!!

Jennifer was the biggest blessing during my labor!!! She is GIFTED at supporting women, and I will be forever thankful that she supported me during my labor. I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants support in their pregnancy, labor, and birth.
Morgan Smith

Jenn is AMAZING!!!

Jenn is AMAZING!!! A wise, wonderful, and extraordinarily responsive expert!!!
Bracha Goetz

This Doula knows what she’s doing and it shows!

This Doula knows what she’s doing and it shows! Great experience and definitely recommend you give her a listen!!!!
Roger Pollard

Jenn was simply amazing

Jenn was simply amazing. My wife and I reached out to Doula In Reno once we knew we wanted to have a home birth. Being out of state to start, Jenn was accommodating and extremely helpful as we transitioned our lives into Nevada. Jenn went out of her way and met with my us several times before our due date. She was available at all time to answer out questions. When labor did finally arrive, Jenn was very quick to help and was a tremendous guide throughout. Her experience really showed that early morning. No doubt, I would 100% recommend Doula In Reno. Jenn was attentive, caring, insightful, overall a pleasure to work with. Thank you for everything Jenn!
Ronnie Lopez

Jenn was a great addition to our birth team!

Jenn was a great addition to our birth team! My husband and I had a planned home birth and knew that we wanted the guidance of a doula (that being said, I would recommend hiring Jenn as a doula for a hospital birth as well). When we were first looking to hire a doula we were living out of state and remained out of state for most of the pregnancy. Jenn was super helpful and accommodating for us. She would reach out to me frequently via text to check in and make sure that we were doing well. Jenn was very informative, supportive, and caring throughout the whole process. She answered all the questions we had and gave good suggestions. She helped both myself and my husband feel more comfortable with the labor and birthing process. When Jenn arrived at the birth, she jumped right in and was helping support me through labor as well as helping my husband in supporting me. I felt so well taken care of with Jenn as a part of my birth team. I would definitely recommend hiring Jenn! She was such a pleasure to work with. Thank you for making the birth of our first baby amazing, Jenn!
Chelsea Lopez

Jenn cares a lot about the people she works with

I worked with Jenn in 2019. It was a blast: Jenn is curious, energetic, compassionate, and considerate, making the personal experience a fun and interesting one. Jenn cares a lot about the people she works with her and spends so much time creating work that can inspire and help others; it’s what she’s driven to do, and she’s really good at it.

Savanna Schiavo

Jenn is the real deal!

One of my highest values is authenticity, and Jenn embodies that to the nth degree! Her willingness and vulnerability to express deep interest and care in the lives of others is refreshing and inspiring 🙂



DOULA CO-OP OF NEVADA Medicaid Liaison, helping doulas go through the process to become Medicaid providers, Board Member, and DAP Program Coordinator with Renown Hospital.

Doula Certification Advisor for the Nevada Certification Board on their Curriculum and Continuing Education committee as well as a Board Member.

President of the Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition.

Childbirth Educator for Real Choices Women’s Center.


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