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Welcome! 

I am a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula serving the Twin Cities and surrounding metro. I love birth, and babies, and breastfeeding, but more than that, I love supporting those who need it most.  

I was born for this work and feel so honored to be welcomed into the most precious moments of people's lives. I would love to speak to you about how I can enhance your birth or postpartum experience.

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"Words can not express the level of gratitude my wife and I have for Jenn. She was more than a Doula, she quickly became our sister, best friend and mother (like support). She supported my wife and I through every moment. I was able to have the birth I really wanted even though it wasn’t what we had necessarily expected. She said she couldn’t guarantee a perfect birth but she could guarantee a well supported and well loved birth. She was right! She supported us at the beginning at the end and everything in between. It was a perfect birth simply because Jenn was apart of it."

-Maria W.

Why hire a doula?
"In 2014, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine said that studies have found that labor support from someone like a doula can help improve labor and delivery. A 2017 Cochrane Review of 26 medical studies, for example, found that women who had continuous support during labor were less likely to use pain medications or have cesarean deliveries than women who didn’t have such support. They were also more likely to have shorter labors and vaginal births without instruments; and their newborns were less likely to have poor vital signs 5 minutes after birth. Mothers who had continuous labor support were also more satisfied overall with their birth experiences." - NYT 4/15/2020

But really it boils down to keeping you in control. Having a doula ensures that your voice is heard and your needs are seen and you get to be in control of your birth, no matter how far off the plan it may go. I make sure you are seen, heard, and in control which means allows you have nothing but positive feelings surrounding your birth experience. 

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“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.”
—Myla + Jon Kabat-Zinn

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jenn maatman

970.381.6847

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Jenn Maatman

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