Owner, Birth & Postpartum Doula
Jennifer moved to Bloomington, IN in 2016 from South Carolina where she started her family and birth business. She is thrilled to be in the beautiful B-Town area She completed her Associates degree in Paramedicine in 2008 and while working in emergency medicine as a Paramedic, she felt a pull towards the birth profession. Every call that came in for an delivery brought joy to Jennifer. This direction was confirmed after having her first son, so she began her work supporting families as a Doula. Jennifer has been working as a Birth Doula since 2013 when she did her training through Intuitive Childbirth. She is also certified through Stillbirthday as a Stillbirthday Birth and Bereavement Doula.
Jennifer loves to support clients through their birth experience and help them work towards the birth they desire wherever they are being cared for and birthing at. Jennifer loves to assist partners through the birth as much as is desired so that they can feel like an active participant in the birth. Jennifer understands how bringing a new baby into your family and loves to guide families through this major transition. She is also trained as a Placenta Specialist through IPPA. Jennifer has been trained in the Gena Kirby Rebozo technique, Spinning Babies, Empowered VBAC model, as well as keeps up with continuing education through books, conferences, and classes.
When not working at Bloomington Family Wellness, Jennifer loves to be outdoors with her sons whether they are hiking, geode hunting, gardening, swimming, or playing at the park.
Birth & Postpartum Doula
After beginning to study all things birth in 2016, working alongside midwives, nurses and doulas Harley knew she was called to birth work. Harley has experience with hospital, midwife, and home births; miscarriage/stillbirth, rainbow babies, medicated and non-medicated births; and cesarean births.
Harley is a professional maternal support practitioner. She shadowed alongside a midwife for a year, began studying neonatal emergency, and discovered a strength in hospital birth support. Having a passion for everything from pregnancy and birth to infants and children makes her an asset to anyone's birth team!
Harley is in love with the idea of being able to focus on the expectant parent’s needs, enabling you to have a memorable and empowering experience while giving birth. You can count on her to help make your birth experience as supported and positive as possible.
Harley came from the big city to settle down in quiet little Gosport, Indiana with her husband Jeffrey. She fills her time with different ministries, homeschooling her 3 children and of course doula work, hoping to change lives, one person at a time.
Birth & Postpartum Doula
Lindsey is an Indiana native and has lived in the Bloomington area since 2014. She began her journey as a doula in 2013 and is trained as a birth doula through DONA International. She is also a pre-Certified Postpartum Doula through ProDoula and is trained in Spinning Babies technique. Lindsey also has personal experience in providing non-clinical care for preterm infants and is familiar with neonatal intensive care units and their procedure.
In 2012, Lindsey began her career as a caseworker and in 2016 left her full time position with the switch to doula work full time. Lindsey was given the privilege to attend and support friends and families on their journey through pregnancy, labor, and birth early on in her doula career where she realized that her passion lies in providing information and nonjudgmental emotional and physical support to families transitioning into parenthood and the journey through pregnancy, labor, and birth.
Lindsey wants to help each client and their family feel confident, happy, and informed. After being apart of the support team for the birth of her twin niece and nephew in 2010, she was enthralled with the process of labor, birth, and how expectant people are supported and empowered during their experience.
In her free time, she enjoys spending her time at home with her family, hiking, and loving on all types of animals and her two dogs. She also loves going to concerts, eating and cooking awesome food, and playing volleyball.
Madelyn has had an interest in all things pregnancy and birth for as long as she can remember. After taking her first Human Development classes, she realized that a profession working with expectant parents was her true passion, and that she couldn’t imagine doing any other work. While earning her Bachelor’s in Human Development, she began taking doula trainings and gaining education in birth support. She has been certified as a professional birth doula through ExpertRating, and is working to earn a Birth Doula certification through DONA International. She is also pursuing a certification as a Bereavement Doula through PAILAdvocate. She loves to continue growing her knowledge through podcasts, books, and any other avenues that she can!
Madelyn moved from Hawaii to Bloomington, IN in 2019, and almost immediately began local birth work by supporting clients in home and hospital births. She loves supporting families in their birth decisions, and wants to help parents to feel confident and safe throughout their pregnancies and births. She will be a solid part of your birth team and will help you to feel supported throughout the process.
When she is not working with her clients, Madelyn loves to spend time with her family doing outdoor activities. She loves to cook and bake; there’s usually too many desserts lying around as a result!