Born and raised in Oklahoma Jaclyn loves spending time outdoors. Jaclyn graduated from College majoring in Criminal Justice & Pre-Law with a Minor in Business. Jaclyn has been married to her husband and the love of her life, Scott for 14 years. They are both biological and adoptive parents to 2 children, Evan and Jaylee, which make their world whole. Jaclyn has 3 life passions, Serving God, being a Doula and a Crossfit-L1 trainer specializing in pre and post-natal performance. When asked, her closest friends state that she is a highly dedicated, compassionate individual that always thinks of others first.
Working with me is fun and educational. I love to help women and their partners grow their knowledge and laugh or smile to relieve the daily pressures put on a growing family.
It was my first pregnancy and I definitely wasn't ready for it. My husband was, but I had no idea what I was doing. All I knew was God said, "You will be fine". With so many insecurities and worries from being a nurse and having worked with sick kiddos, I had anxiety of taking care of my sweet little one, in and outside my body. Could I take the pain of labor? If I couldn't, would I still be a strong momma? Jaclyn, as a wonderful and caring friend, encouraged me throughout my pregnancy. I had looked at getting a Doula but didn't have the finances at the time. Unknowingly, though, Jaclyn had stepped up into that place. She answered all questions and gave me great resources to prepare myself throughout pregnancy. When the night came, I took labor upon myself cause I didn't really know if I was in it! I labored from 10 pm until 1 am when I couldn't stand it any longer and finally woke my husband. Contractions were 3-5 minutes apart and we had an hour drive to make. By the time I got to the hospital and through triage, my contractions were 30 secs - 1 min apart. I was not successful in not getting the epidural because there was no rest for me or my daughter and her heart rate would plummet during each contraction despite any breathing and imagery techniques I tried. I just had no rest. Come morning, I message Jaclyn. She worked as a calm and encouraging spirit for both me and my husband. If my daughter's heart rate went low or my blood pressure dropped, she was there to let him know we were ok and that God's hands were in this. She prayed over me as I rested and constantly checked on me and helped me to be comfortable. Come times to push, she was involuntarily chosen to hold one of my legs and did it like a champ. She took it in stride and never made me feel vulnerable or embarrassed. Throughout the pushing, the doctor declared that he didn't think Norah was going to fit. He gave me one ultimatum: I had to give it my A-game. I had to push with everything I had or I was going to have a c-section. In that moment, I wanted to cry, but I knew that if I did, all my strength would leave and I'd definitely be having a c-section. I asked my husband to pray with me as I held back MOST of my tears and Jaclyn grabbed my opposite hand and prayed along with us. She then grabbed my leg again, the nurse on the opposite leg, and my mom behind me and I pushed one last time. Norah came into the world and she was perfect. I couldn't have done it without Jaclyn's calm and motivating spirit, creating a relaxing tone throughout the chaos. I am so thankful and know she will be an amazing addition and helper to any momma who would like that extra bit of help, knowledge, motivation, and encouragement throughout pregnancy and labor. But not just that, she was a big help with breastfeeding and still is (some 18 weeks out now). She educated me on breastfeeding, helped make sure my latches were good, and was a helping hand and there at any moment did I need her. To say her help was priceless seems lacking. And as we sat out on my back porch, I just remember telling her, "You have to become a Doula. It's your passion and you were mine, so I can vouch for you. Now we know you can do it, you just have to go out and do it for real!" And she has. I couldn't be more proud of her. I pray God uses her for miraculous things.