Doula Trainer // Doula // Childbirth Educator // Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Hi, my name is Jillian Freeland and I have been married to my amazing husband for 13 years. Together, we have 4 precious daughters. We have experienced quite a few different birth scenarios, from birth centers births, epidurals, cesarean, to natural birth, and it was after the birth of my third baby that I desired to see families have better support. It wasn't until after I experienced the support of a doula at my forth birth, that I put action to my desire and became a doula.
I am a Birth Boot Camp Certified Doula. I have a passion for supporting women on their journey to becoming a mother. I feel so passionate about women having amazing support during their births that I trained through Birth Boot Camp to be a Doula Trainer. Now, I am training others to bring excellent doula care to families.
I am also a certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor. Birth Boot Camp is a childbirth education program designed for families desiring an amazing childbirth. While I specialize in natural childbirth, I believe every women can benefit from doula support - from the homebirth to the cesarean.
As your doula, my goal is to assist you emotionally as well as physically throughout this wonderful and powerful time in your life. I will provide informational support when your questions arise. I hope to help you and your partner feel confident and secure in your choices before, during, and after the birth of your child. For a woman to experience the best birth possible, I believe it is important for her to be in a place where she feels safe and comfortable; therefore, I support and have experience with both in hospital and out of hospital births.
I am a doula because it is an amazing privilege to spend my life helping other women; because I believe birth is beautiful; because I know what it is like to birth without a doula and with one. Trust me, it is much easier with one!
When I am not working as a doula, I love snuggling up with a good book while taking a hot bath - possibly my favorite place on the planet! I also love playing my piano and listening to my little girls making up songs. I also love family bike rides!
Trainings I have Attended...
- ToLabor Doula Training (June 2015)
- Birth Boot Camp Instructor Training (February 2016)
- OSHA Blood Born Pathogens Certificate (August 2016)
- Birth Boot Camp Doula Training (August 2016)
- International Placenta & Postpartum Association (December 2016)
- Biologic Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Doulas and Placenta Encapsulation Specialists (January 2017)
- Servsafe Food Handlers Certification (January 2017)
- StillBirthday Doula Training (2017)
- Birth Boot Camp Doulas Trainers Training (2017)
I would love to connect with you and hear about your hopes and desires for this birth!