Practical, Real, & Empowering New Parent Education and Support
There is no "right way".
There is only "your way".
Birthing Confidence isn't here to tell you how to birth or raise your children. It is here because you deserve to have the skills, resources, and information needed to have the type of birth you desire and to be as prepared as possible for the journey ahead.
I'm Jamie, the owner of Birthing Confidence. I'm a mom of twin girls, a dog, two cats, and a wife. I've worked in nonprofits and sales and am a social worker by training. I have an odd obsession with pens and like to eat SpaghettiOs in the summer.
I became a childbirth and infant sleep educator because I believe the process of becoming a parent is one of life's greatest journeys. And I know how hard it can be to set out on a new, scary, and life-altering journey without support, guidance, and reassurance. My personal mission is to support you through your pregnancy and the postpartum journey while arming you with evidence-based facts and options so you can feel confident with the choices you make along the way.
We used to have a village of parents who guided us through our worries, fears, and desires. We had women who showed us what to eat while pregnant to get rid of the nausea, how to move in a labor, and how to care for that little miracle you created so lovingly.
The village is gone but the need for one is probably greater than ever before.
We are here to be your village.
Birthing Confidence provides childbirth and infant sleep education, infant sleep coaching, and postpartum support services to new parents. My goal is to help you enjoy every moment of your pregnancy, birth, and early months home as much as possible.
More about Jamie
I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) and have training in postpartum doula work, breastfeeding support, belly binding, and information and referral. I'm currently pursuing my Infant Sleep Educator certification and should have it in place by May 2018.
I have a masters in social work and have been professionally trained in crisis intervention, information and referral support, and suicide prevention. I have gone through both the Bradley Method and Lamaze childbirth classes. I am an active member of Lamaze International and the Lamaze DC Chapter.
Do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions. I'd be honored to support you on one of life's most amazing and beautiful adventures.