Jenny Jarrett,

Rmt & Birth doula

 I have always had a passion for helping others and have pursued this path with enthusiasm my entire life. After achieving my Kinesiology degree from Lakehead University, I then obtained my diploma in Massage therapy from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. I have been a Registered Massage Therapist for 12 years.  I love the holistic approach to healing through massage therapy. Throughout my massage practice I have been honoured when people shared their birth stories with me. I often wondered if the narrative could be changed so that women could feel more empowered giving birth. This led me to Doula Canada to become a certified birth doula in 2014. By becoming a birth doula I could gently influence the narrative. It has enabled me to have a positive impact on someone's birth journey by helping them feel empowered, prepared and confident. 

My supportive husband and I are currently being trained in parenting by our two daughters. My eldest was born in July 2015 with my husband, two midwives, and a wonderful doula by my side. In 2018, my second birthing experience was a valuable learning experience that deepened my empathy for the difficulty of decision making during labour.  It also emphasized the emotional, physical and spiritual challenges of pregnancy and labour, and how impactful compassionate support can be. I feel honoured to be chosen to help families navigate their own birth journeys.