Jean Potter

Contact Info

Wildlight Doula Services
(312) 952-2691
Postpartum care within 45 minutes of Northampton. I attend births at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Holyoke Hospital, Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Berkshire Medical Center, Mercy, and homebirths within one hour of Northampton
Jean Potter

Professional Qualifications

Birth Services $1200; sliding scale or barter may be possible. Postpartum Services $30/hour with a sliding scale down to $25/hour for families in need. Overnight care $40/hour.
Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Berkshire Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center, Home Birth, Mercy Medical Center, Other Hospital
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 Services Include:

  • Free consultation
  • 2-3 Prenatal visits in your home or with your medical care provider 
  • 24 hour on-call labor support beginning when I am hired
  • Full labor support including early labor in your home, full support at home, hospital, or birthing center
  • Continued support for up to three hours after the birth to help establish parent/infant bonding, breastfeeding encouragement and assistance
  • Two postpartum meetings to process the birth experience, support healthy parent/infant relationship building, offer breastfeeding support, and assess the need for any further services and/or referrals
  • Optional photography of labor, birth, and postpartum 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 calming, encouraging presence, a willingness to listen and empathize, and a deep appreciation for the physical, emotional, and spiritual work that all kinds of births entail.

I also offer my knowledge of the transition to new parenthood, including prenatal development, breastfeeding, the physical changes that birth and postpartum bring, newborn characteristics and development, and common struggles for new families.

As your doula, I help to create a relaxing, calm, and peaceful 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