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Jaely TurnerTrained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula Our Village Circle
Ever since my own pregnancy, prenatal care, birth and postpartum experiences, I’ve become fascinated by and incredibly passionate about bringing awareness of not only the physiology of pregnancy and birth, but the unspoken aspects and realities of postpartum – both physical and emotional. When COVID-19 hit, resulting in a very familiar sense of isolation and ‘cabin fever,’ I couldn’t shake the feeling that birthing and newly postpartum parents need more support than ever.
I have become increasingly passionate about helping birthing people tune into, trust, and find their voices to advocate for what their inner knowing is telling them, as they navigate a culture that can easily pull them away from their own invaluable wisdom. I believe in the importance of information, consent, affirmation, and preparation in wholeheartedly moving through the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys.
I have experienced for myself the difference between feeling seen, heard, supported, and informed vs. feeling dismissed, judged, abandoned, invalidated, and ignored during this incredibly vulnerable time. It is so important to me that birthing people be lifted up, affirmed in their insights and experiences, and encouraged as they cross this life altering threshold.
It’s my privilege to hold space for birthing people and new parents, as they navigate their own journey of mind, body and spirit.