Jenn has been supporting the families of Winnipeg as a birth doula (attending several hundred births) and childbirth educator (preparing over a thousand new families) since 2002.
Over the years, while supporting families, Jenn has made education a priority. She has achieved DONA International Certification as both a birth & postpartum doula, become a DONA International Birth Doula Trainer, a certified Lamaze Educator and accredited Lamaze Program Director.
In 2016 Jenn was given the honour of being inducted as an FACCE (Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators), a fitting recognition of her significant contribution to childbirth education and her effort to promote safe and healthy birth through evidence-based practice.
Jenn is passionate about passing along her knowledge to families and other doulas, knowing that she is learning just as much from them! She loves training new doulas and childbirth educators, launching the I.T.S. Birth accredited Lamaze Training Program in 2016. Jenn is a sought after instructor, she’s traveled all over North America, and even to Australia to teach and help new doulas find their own path.
She currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her wonderful husband, her four amazing kids and two drooling bulldogs. She is undergoing treatment for her coffee addiction but there are doubts as to its success.
Candice Katz - Co-Owner
I have always had an interest and love for pregnancy and childbirth. My husband and I welcomed our first baby, a girl in 2003. I thought I knew everything there was to know about giving birth. It wasn't until after the birth of our second baby, that I learned who a doula is and what they do.
During the birth of our second baby, a boy in 2004 a student midwife provided me with some much needed emotional support. She was amazing!! That experience sparked my interest in midwifery. When I looked into what a midwife was, I came across the word doula. Once I learned what a doula was, I knew that's what I wanted to do.
For my next 3 babies, I was fortunate enough to have a midwife and I hired a doula. The physical and emotional support I received from my doula during those births helped me realize my own strengths. I am amazed and in awe of the birth process and what our bodies can do. I continue to learn from each birth as well as from my fellow doulas in the birth community.
I feel blessed and honoured to work with families during such an incredible time in their lives.