Jess Groneman

Contact Info

Mother Courage
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TURNERS FALLS
Massachusetts
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413-362-9177
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Pioneer Valley, Brattleboro, Southern New Hampshire
Jess Groneman

Professional Qualifications

$1300-$1700 for birth doula care ; $20-$40 per hour for postpartum care ; $50 per hour for Postpartum Mentoring; $25-$60 per session for herbal consultation (herbs are sold separately)
1998
Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center, Home Birth, Out-of-Hospital Birth Center
Anxiety and Phobias, Babywearing Support, Bellycasting, Blessingways/Mother Blessings, Breastfeeding Support, Fertility Support, Homebirth, LGBTQ+ Families, Meal Preparation, Nutrition, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Placenta Encapsulation, Single Parents, Special Spiritual/Religious Needs, Teen Parents, Trauma Informed Care, Twins/Multiples, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, Waterbirth

Helping you weave a web of support through birth and postpartum doula care, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, postpartum care mentoring (see below), herbal consultation, birth process sessions, and postpartum healing rituals.

 Birth can be many different things and have many different faces. It can be a teacher and a healer. It can be a fulcrum upon which one's life turns.  The goal of exceptional birth doula care is to skillfully use only what is necessary to nudge the birth process toward a unique freedom of expression. This can happen even when the unexpected occurs. Every birth brings unique gifts and challeneges.  My role in your birth is to hone and offer my many years of experience to help guide you toward the birth you are hoping for, as well as the birth that will give you the strength and love to be the best parent possible to this child. 

I have a particular interest in teaching friends and family members how to directly support the postpartum parent in their lives with special foods and herbs, belly binding, vaginal steams and bodywork as they gently and slowly transition out of their fourth trimester and beyond. I offer full-spectrum postpartum care, as well as postpartum care mentoring to friends and families. This means that, instead of offering all of the care myself and charging thus, as is the case with full-spectrum postpartum care, I offer education, on-going support and mentoring to a birthing parent's family and community of choice, such that THEY learn to create the web of support that is necessary for the parent to thrive. I am looking forward to growing the mentoring side of my business as a way to increase access to postpartum support (the overall cost is often much less) as well as to help re-weave a thriving postpartum culture so that parents, babies, families and our world can benefit from the gifts and strength of a birther (and baby ) who has been well-nurtured through and beyond the 4th trimester!

It is one of my greatest honors and blessings to attend birth and postpartum. I offer my 20 years of experience as a doula and a homebirth midwife and bodyworker as well as 25 years as a Community Herbalist to help you navigate this splendid and sometimes tricky journey. 

Out side of my work I am the mother of two beloved children, 11 and 5, and the wife of a wonderfully supportive husband. I adore being outside soaking up nature. I am often hiking, biking or kayaking. I spend endless enjoyable hours in my large garden of medicial herbs and veggies. I love to make beautiful things for the folks I care for out of wool, fabric or paint. 

 

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Jess Groneman