Jenni Coker is a DONA International trained birth doula and mother in Orange County, California, with a passion for holistic care. Her love for and interest in birth began in childhood, but it was the pregnancy and birth of her first child in 2015 that really ignited her passion for birth-work.
Like many expectant parents, she was eager to learn as much as she could about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting. She researched tirelessly, educating herself on her options regarding pregnancy and birth. She connected with a care-provider who offered her tremendous support and peace of mind.
She and her husband participated in a 12-week Childbirth Education class, in which they learned about the stages of birth, labor-coping techniques, risks and benefits of standard procedures, prenatal nutrition and exercise, positions for labor and delivery, comfort measures, partner support, and more. Jenni also took courses on breastfeeding and newborn care.
At the recommendation of her midwife, Jenni and her husband hired a doula, who quickly became a very important member of their birth team. She encouraged and reassured them throughout the entire process, while providing valuable resources for decision-making. During the birth, they relied heavily on her emotional and physical support and calming presence. In the very early postpartum phase, she continued to provide crucial support while they navigated the transition into parenthood. They truly believe she was an integral part of their positive birth experience.
Jenni feels that the type of care and support she received should be available to all birth-givers and their families. She recognizes pregnancy and birth as a deeply intimate, life-altering experience and the birthing mother as powerful, intuitive, and capable. She is passionate about providing educational, emotional, and physical support to empower families to have the type of birth they desire.