Jessica Smith Wellness
Jessica D Smith
Carroll County, MD & surrounding areas/counties
Certified Holistic Health Coach, doTERRA essential oils educator, and DONA International-trained Birth Doula, Jessica's passion for health & wellness flows from her heart into everything she does.
Jessica's own struggles with wellness and infertility are the reason that she is so passionate about helping others. She knows the frustration and helplessness of less-than-optimal health and how overwhelming it can be to find the answers you're looking for. She also knows the sacredness and importance of birth and how meaningful it is to have as positive an experience as possible when bringing new life into the world.
Jessica ensures that you will feel heard, cared for, and valued as an individual. Each person is different and that's one of the things she loves most about her job - each day is a new adventure!
My philosophy for birth is that every single one is unique and sacred. It is my job to mother you and give you the space and support to birth your baby in whatever way you need. There is no single correct method, each birth is special and each birthing woman has options. I make sure you know what those options are and have the support you need to make the best decisions for you and baby.
- Birth Doula
Qualifications, Certifications & Licenses
- Certified Birth Doula
- Trained Doula
- Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
- Reduced rates for women considering adoption
Special Training & Experience
- Families conceiving with ART and IVF
Birth Prices Starting At
Sliding scale for teen, single, and relinquishing moms
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What a great experience!
Jessica was a perfect doula for us. She unobtrusively offered up suggestions, reminded us of our own ideas and preferences, and graced the empty space of the hospital room with her calm presence. I know that she took careful notes during our prenatal meetings because she did everything I had asked for during labor. She also helped me in ways I had not anticipated. My husband’s hands felt irritating to me when he tried to rub my back but Jessica’s hands were perfect. She applied essential oils to my ankles that I believe were very effective at producing stronger contractions. During the most difficult moments of pushing when I said, “This is so hard!”, she responded with “You can do hard things!”. That simple affirmation is just what I needed to persevere with strength and courage. It is easy for me to give Jessica a five star rating because she checked all the boxes and was a valuable part of my support team. I believe that a woman will always remember her births and the way she is treated during childbirth has a significant impact on her sense of self-worth. During the most voulnerable hours of my adult life, Jessica made me feel safe, valuable, competent, and heard. Every laboring woman deserves to be treated with the same kindness with which Jessica has treated me!
Jess is fantastic
I hired Jess to be my doula for my second birth. I was hoping for a vbac, and though circumstances didn’t allow for that to happen, Jess was absolutely amazing during my pregnancy and labor. She was an extremely calming presence, and her use of oils to smell in between contractions helped take my focus away from the pain. She is the second doula I have used, and if I were to get pregnant again, I would hire her in a heartbeat. She provided my husband with several pages of resources, which helped his experience during my labor as well. I would (and have) recommend(ed) her to anyone interested in a doula.
An Experience I'll Never Forget
Jessica is an amazing doula! Going into my first pregnancy I knew I needed some extra help in addition to having my husband there. Both my husband and I can attest to Jessica’s ability and knowledge. Her presence during the birth of our son was a tremendous help. This was our first pregnancy and we both wanted to have an experienced and encouraging coach to help us along the way. In addition, I wanted to complete childbirth naturally with no medication. Jessica was helpful in educating us in what to expect in the weeks leading up to the birth, the childbirth process itself, and what to expect postpartum. Jessica was very professional and nurturing throughout the labor and delivery. I found her coaching, and knowledge to be superior to my nurses. Jessica was quick to suggest laboring positions and to ask questions and make suggestions that were in my best interest. In addition to her active coaching, Jessica also provided relaxing oils and massage to help. Jessica helped us achieve our ideal labor and delivery. Our son was born naturally as I wanted. She is awesome and we recommend her highly. Thanks so much Jessica!
Jessica attended the birth of my second child and was extremely helpful and amazing through the whole process. It was a fast delivery, but she was attentive to mine and my husbands needs and loving and caring towards our baby. She is supportive, educated, and has a big heart to support every mom through the birthing process. I would highly recommend choosing Jess as your doula!