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Desert Birth & Wellness

Jenn Crawford

Joshua Tree, CA (San Bernardino & Riverside County)

About

I'm a Doula (birth & postpartum), Childbirth/Lactation Educator and Lactation Consultant. I started my journey in 2001 when I had problems nursing my second daughter, who happened to be my first of two NICU babies. I had issues with my first daughter but they were quickly corrected with the help of an amazing Lactation Consultant (who down the line was one of my instructors and mentors). I realized there wasn't enough education and support in my area. Instead of being encouraged, I constantly felt discouraged and left doubting my instincts when it came to childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting.

My first birth as a trained Doula was in 2002, I've since attended hundreds of births. From 2004-2007 I was an inpatient Lactation Consultant for Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. In 2005/2006 I completed a midwifery internship in Tijuana, Mexico. The most memorable experience was catching a baby while wearing my toddler on my back. I've recently went back to midwifery school and I'm currently a midwifery apprentice at Desert Birth & Wellness. My long term goal is to open a free standing birth center.

I've been in the Hi Desert since 2008. I have 5 daughters ranging from 7-19, a 26 year old step-daughter, along with a very supportive husband who is a retired Marine. We own Joshua Tree Excursions and are both very active in our community.

Doula Philosophy

While I advocate for natural childbirth, breastfeeding and attachment parenting, my job and passion is supporting other woman and assisting them with their informed choices. Like most things in life, Birth and Breastfeeding don't always go as planned. As an experienced professional, I will guide you through the process and provide assurance, encouragement, options, and answers, easing the transitions into parenthood.

Doula Type

  • Birth Doula
  • Antepartum Doula
  • Postpartum Doula

Qualifications, Certifications & Licenses

  • Certified Childbirth Educator
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Midwives Assistant
  • Postpartum Doula

Special Services

  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Monitrice services
  • Photographer
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sleep Educator
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Special Training & Experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • LGBT Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color
  • High risk
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Birth Prices Starting At

$600

Fee Information

With a variety of packages and payment plans, everyone can afford a doula with Desert Birth & Wellness

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