Jeanette is a Birth and Postpartum doula trained through Carriage House Birth in Brooklyn. Having spent the last decade as an academic researcher and teacher, she loves to guide clients through the overwhelming amount of information available to expecting and new parents, empowering them to decide what works best under their specific circumstances and then advocating for their needs, without judgment. In addition to evidence-based resources, she offers extensive physical and emotional support, using such tools as active listening, open communication, movement, massage, stretching, reiki, visualization, and breathing to help clients ground, relax, and gather strength before, during, and after labor.  

Jeanette holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, a Ph.D. from Indiana University, and a Reiki 1 attunement from the Maha Rose Center for Healing in Brooklyn; she is also trained in breastfeeding and newborn care, Infant and child CPR, and rebozo. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner, their two children, and their dog, Gordy. She is dedicated to treating all birthing persons and their families with sensitivity, openness, and care.