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.
Owner, Birth & Postpartum Doula
Born and raised in Bloomington, Haddie is a midwife, lactation consultant and birth/postpartum doula. She began attending births as a doula in 2009 after photographing her college biology professor’s home birth. Haddie trained as a doula through DONA. Working in home and hospital settings, Haddie moved to Florida to attend the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery in 2012. She worked as a midwife and lactation consultant in Florida for 2 years before returning to Bloomington.
Before birth work consumed her life, Haddie traveled in Europe and Israel, earned a degree in Gender Studies and Human Sexuality, produced two photographic documentaries with the Salt Institute in Portland, ME. Before having her own child, Haddie enjoyed performing modern and African diasporic dance, quilting, cooking, and reading. These days her time is spent chasing a toddling baby and reintegrating to modern society. Haddie serves Bloomington family wellness as a Postpartum Doula and Educator with the belief that the birth of a child is the making of a community, she hopes to help facilitate the process.
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, home births, miscarriage/stillbirth, rainbow baby, and unassisted birth.
Harley is a professional maternal support practitioner whom shadowed alongside a midwife for a year, studied neonatal emergency, with 3 years Hospital birth advocate experience. Also being a Natural Child Nutritionist and having a passion for everything from pregnancy and birth to infants and children makes her an asset to anyone's birth team!
Harley believes in the power of being informed and educated throughout a pregnancy to help empower parents with their birth and journey into motherhood. She's 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 state to doula 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.
Birth & Postpartum Doula
Beth moved to Bloomington, IN from Columbus, IN in 2006 after she graduated from Associates of Integrative Health with a certification in massage therapy. Massage is a passion of Beth's. It has been something she has enjoyed doing while she was a full time student at Indiana University while working on her bachelors from the Individualized Major Program in a major called Therapeutic Horticulture and Holistic Health.
After choosing to start a family and have a son, Beth decided to go back to school to be a physical therapist assistant. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2016 with an Associates in Physical Therapy Assistant.
Some of Beth's massage modalities include geriatric massage with training from the Day-Break Geriatric Massage Institute; Reiki; and Thai Massage.
When Beth is not practicing massage or working as a PTA, she loves to spend her time with her family, be outside, camp, garden, hike, knit and crochet, practice using her sewing machine, be creative, be active, listen to her son's stories as he grows and learns, enjoy time with her friends, go on adventures, travel, and learn.
Massage Therapist, PTA
Beth Underdahl- Pierce
Karina Jutzi is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and Mother of twins. While she originally taught fast paced asana flow classes in Southern Indiana and Pittsburgh, she believes she has found her true calling in working individually and in small groups with clients. Her main focus is working with pregnant women and babies. Through getting to know you and your child, Karina will cater each class to your exact needs. Every student will be given information on how they can personally incorporate yoga stretches into their unique routines.
In Karina's time outside of the office she teaches classes in writing and creativity at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center in downtown Bloomington