Jo Anne brings experiences to her doula education offerings, she has experienced a wide variety of birth experiences personally and professionally. She is a CBE, Student Midwife and a Doula serving families wherever she is.
Jo Anne started her birthing path after having gone through one cesarean, due to “failure to progress”, and one elective cesarean, due to a diagnosis of CPD. She had worked in a few hospitals over a few years doing newborn photography but wanted more. A friend of hers suggested she look into being a doula and she was totally sold!
Jo Anne received her doula certification through Childbirth International. She started her doula practice in 2006 and within a year found out that she was pregnant again. Of course, this time she would birth different. She planned and had a beautiful homebirth after two cesareans. Her video story can be seen on her website.
In 2008 she joined the Birth Arts CBE program. In 2009 Jo Anne attended The Farm Midwifery Center Birth Assistant workshop. She and her husband have been married for 15 years and have 3 wonderful children and live near Gainesville, Va.
Jo Anne has had many different birth experiences working as a doula and has supported women in hospital, birth center, and home births. Jo Anne has finished the PEP process and plans to sit for the next NARM exam to become a Certified Professional Midwife.
Here are some of Jo Anne’s Videos: