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Comment Archives: Locations: Healthy Families

Re: “Birth Journeys

My wife and I attended the childbirth and and newborn care classes which were very informative and we made friends as well. Our birth journey's Doula was AMAZING we had a lengthy delivery and she was there the whole way through! I can't even imagine how you would go about this without a Doula. From pre labor meeting to the post delivery visit was all very professional. I feel as though our Doula is family and I just cant say enough about what having her there for support and a laugh here and there did for us. Everything from documenting the events and being one step ahead made the experience amazing. Not the hippy dippy experience I expected from my slight knowledge of what a doula was before the pregnancy. My wife was right we love our Birth Journey's Doula and if you're on the fence about this you'd be foolish not to take advantage of their services! Genie was probably as supportive for my wife as she was for me a terrified new dad.

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Posted by Mike Kitchen on 06/14/2013 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Birth Journeys

Back to say that the henna parties at Birth Journeys are fantastic! Rebecca of Heartfire Henna has such lovely designs. If only I'd know about her belly henna when I was pregnant-- so cool. I love Rebecca's visits to Birth Journeys every month: I get amazing henna on my hand while spending a great evening with moms, moms-to-be, and their friends. Even if we're strangers when we arrive, we quickly fall into conversation that isn't always about babies and birth. I look forward to these henna parties as a way to stay connected with our doulas and their community of families.

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Posted by Toni Fortini Josey on 06/11/2013 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Birth Journeys

Hubby and I attended the childbirth class and newborn care class. The location and doula instructors were perfect for us! Highly recommend checking them out. If you are interested in having them be your doula sign up early because by the time we decided to hire a doula (2 months prior to due date) they were already booked 3+ months out so we ended up not having a doula at our birth.

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Posted by Annie Lunn on 06/11/2013 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Birth Journeys

My husband and I attended Birth Journey's childbirth class which was both informative and encouraging. I loved having Jenna and Genie do a belly cast for me in my final month of pregnancy - somehow they made me feel like a Goddess which was not an easy task at that particular time.. Jenna was our doula for our daughter's birth which allowed us to prepare, make informed decisions, and ultimately empowered me to have a positive birth experience. She supported us in doing most of the labor at home, navigated us through the hospital, and was a calming supportive presence for my partner and I during the birth. Overall, Birth Journey's support, guidance, and knowledge assisted in our transition to parenthood...and continues to do so with their playgroups and henna parties, and ultimately as a resource in the community. They are wonderful and we are forever grateful for their support and care!

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Posted by shannonhm on 04/05/2013 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Birth Journeys

We went to Birth Journeys on recommendation from several of our friends and had an exceptional experience with them. We did our childbirth classes with Jenna and the weekly class was one of our favorite times during a very busy summer to stop and focus on the coming addition to our lives in a supportive, informative, and relaxed atmosphere. We also had the chance to meet with Genie and Francesca during the course of our time there and decided to go with the three ladies as our doulas because we felt most of all that we could trust them going into a time and place of much uncertainty. Our expectations were met and far surpassed; all three were so helpful and supportive in the weeks leading up to the birth and during what turned out to be a longer and more unexpected labor, Francesca was absolutely amazing, an absolute rock, and an incredible support, guide, friend and coach as we navigated all that was familiar and completely alien during the process. We are ever grateful to all of them for all that they've done for us.

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Posted by Pablo Bose on 11/02/2012 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Birth Journeys

We live far from our relatives and didn't envision our families participating in our labor and delivery. After attending a childbirth education course taught by two Birth Journeys doulas (through the Beginnings program, prior to the doulas starting their own courses), we knew we wanted a guide, a support person, a doula at our birth. We felt so comfortable with their collective experience, familiarity with Fletcher Allen, and most of all their support for how we wanted to bring out child into the world-- no judgement. And our daughter's birth was wonderful because of their support. Birth Journeys were among the first people we announced our second pregnancy to! Jenna was wonderful at our son's birth. I wish I could provide a doula to every woman who wants one! Their playgroups have been a highlight for our young family, connecting us with other families, forming great friendships, and sharing joys, frustrations, and baby gear. The women of Birth Journeys will help you welcome your child into the world and supporting you through those amazing first years of childhood.

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Posted by Toni Fortini Josey on 09/20/2012 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Birth Journeys

We went to Birth Journeys before the birth of our daughter and it was great! If you're worried it's going to be too hippy-full-of-sunshine-and-roses it's not. If you're worried they're going to scare-the-crap out of you they won't! It was just the right mix of information and encouragement. And when labor didn't go exactly as we had hoped, we were able to make informed decisions along the way that helped prevent us from having to have a c-section. Loved these ladies!

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Posted by Stina Booth on 09/20/2012 at 3:48 PM

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My husband and I have attended childbirth ed, newborn care, and play group every now and then. These women are GREAT! Informative, unbiased, helpful, and BEYOND nice. Before, during, and after! I totally wish I had one of them as my doula! While giving birth, I felt informed and strong knowing what they taught me! Changed my life!!! And Hunter, our son, just LOVES Jenna! Gotta be a sign ;)

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Posted by Erin Gaudette on 09/20/2012 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Dr. Jennifer Peet

Dr. Peet cared for my son and within a few adjustments I noticed his ears were draining better and he has not had any infections since. I also see her for my own wellness and have been very pleased.

Posted by Jennifer Brandon on 04/22/2012 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Dr. Jennifer Peet

Dr. Jennifer Peet is very caring and gentle with my children. My whole family has benefited from chiropractic care at her office.

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Posted by brandon7 on 10/06/2011 at 3:00 PM
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