New Doula Mentoring Call, Jeanne Marie

By: Care Messer | Birth Doula, Doulas, Podcast | March 7, 2024

It’s March! And that means World Doula Week is almost here! This is the first of several Bonus episodes just for doulas that we are releasing this month.

In today’s show we have our first mentoring call. I welcome Jeanne-Marie Paynel – a doula transitioning from being a volunteer doula in a hospital program to working as a private doula. Jeanne-Marie is no stranger to working with parents, and I have referred to her for years. She has a master’s degree in Montessori education and has her own Podcast called The Art of Parenting. She offers solid birth and parenting education with her doula packages so parents are more prepared for pregnancy and parenting.

Our discussion includes our personal experiences in the birth room and how our own triggers are reflected to us as we offer support. When we become aware of why these patterns show up – we understand what healing we have to do for ourselves. Like attracts like and if we want a certain type of family to serve, we need to radiate those qualities. I want to thank her for her vulnerability and openness to sharing her doula experiences with us.

Jeanne Marie and her many offerings, including private mentoring and Parenting School can be found at

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About the author:
Care is the founder of the Birth Education Center, San Diego HypnoBirthing and Cuddle Sanctuary San Diego. She is a Birth Educator, Hypnotherapist, Birth and Postpartum Doula, INNATE Care Provider, Erotic Blueprint Coach and also professional Cuddler. She specializes in connection work between people and increasing self boundaries for a more balanced life together.


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