Jean Potter

Contact Info

Wildlight Doula Services
Northampton, Greenfield, and throughout the Pioneer Valley
(312) 952-2691
I attend births at all area hospitals and provide postpartum support within 45 minutes of Northampton.
Jean Potter

Professional Qualifications

See website for rates and packages for birth, postpartum, and overnight care.
Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Berkshire Medical Center, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Hartford Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center, Home Birth, Mercy Medical Center, Other Hospital, Out-of-Hospital Birth Center
Adoption, Anxiety and Phobias, Babywearing Support, Birth After Loss, Breastfeeding Support, Children with Special Needs, Elective Cesarean, Homebirth, LGBTQ+ Families, Meal Preparation, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Parents with Disabilities, Photography, Single Parents, Sleep, Special Spiritual/Religious Needs, Surrogacy, Teen Parents, Trauma Informed Care, Twins/Multiples, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, Waterbirth

As a birth doula I support all birth choices with nonjudgement and compassionate, confident care. 

Birth Doula Care package includes:

Initial interview and consultation (free of charge) to talk with each other and decide if I am the right doula for you

Four prenatal visits during your pregnancy. We will have time to talk about options and choices in birth, your anticipated needs and desires for support, practical coping strategies for your labor, self-advocacy and communication with your care providers, resources tailored to your needs and interests, and whatever else is on your mind regarding your upcoming birth

24/7 on-call availability beginning when you hire me as your doula. In the very unlikely event that I am unable to attend your birth, a back-up doula will be available to attend

Early labor support via phone, video, and/or in your home

Continuous active labor support at home, hospital, or birth center

Immediate postpartum care at your place of birth (can include support establishing breastfeeding, bottle feeding support, photography of the first moments with your baby, and getting you settled for your first rest after birth)

1-2 postpartum meetings to process the birth experience, share memories and feelings, and assess the need for further resources

Birth photographs at no additional charge


My postpartum care centers on creating more ease and less stress in the fourth trimester. This looks different for every family and is customizable to your needs. Many families choose to book my postpartum services before giving birth. Others find  themselves deep into their first days and weeks with their new baby and sense that more support would help with the unexpected challenges that they are experiencing. 

Postpartum Services Include:

  • Emotional encouragement and support with non-judgemental listening
  • New parent comfort measures
  • Breastfeeding encouragement and support 
  • Education on safe baby care practices: babywearing, bathing, safe sleep, etc.
  • Vegetarian, Non-vegetarian, Whole Foods, Comfort Foods, Special Diet Meal Preparation
  • Care and nurturing for infant and/or older children
  • Light housework (laundry, etc.)
  • Overnight care to support healthy sleep for your whole family 

 Curious about my experience? Do you have questions about how I have supported families through surrogacy, home-birth, unmedicated hospital birth, planned cesarean, epidural-supported labor, vaginal birth after cesarean, vaginal and cesarean twin births, parenting after a challenging birth experience, postpartum with multiples or high-needs babies? 

Explore my Families Share:Testimonials Page, and contact me. I look forward to talking with you!

I offer a steady, encouraging presence, and a deep appreciation for the physical, emotional, and spiritual work that all kinds of births entail. I bring my knowledge and experience with many birthing and postpartum families over nearly a decade, and help you and your loved ones have a positive birth and postpartum experience as you define it.

As your doula, I help to create a safe, supportive environment, so that you can focus on the very important job of birthing, feeding, loving, and caring for your new baby in whichever way feels empowering for you. I am happy to work with you to provide the unique care that you and your family need.

Hypnosis for birth, Spinning Babies Optimal Fetal Positioning
Jean Potter