Over the next few weeks we will be introducing the people behind Omaha Birth Connection. Today we'll interview one of our birth doulas who has decided to be a part of Omaha Birth Connection, Jenn Newman.
What led you to become a Doula?
I am fascinated by the woman’s body – what it can do, how it’s made, and the beauty of it. My initial interest in fertility led to my interest in birth. Women’s bodies were meant for this – I just want to help women find the power that’s already within them.
Tell us briefly about yourself.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and I still consider myself a student of the human experience; I am intuitive and can often sense the needs of others around me without asking. Additionally, my last few jobs have required a lot of interpersonal work and communication, so I not only enjoy working with others, I am quite skilled at it. People tell me that I’m very caring and thoughtful, an excellent listener, and fun to be around. I can make people laugh and I can make anyone feel like we’ve been friends forever. Most importantly, I married my best friend, Ryan, in May 2015 and he makes my life an adventure every single day.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?
Beauty. Strength. Joy. Selflessness.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?
Unconditional support and personalized care, all with a joyful heart, through the most intimate and vulnerable moment(s) of her life.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?
I’m a sucker for Grey’s Anatomy – never go off air! I cry nearly every episode. And I’m not ashamed.
What is your favorite place to vacation?
My husband and I love to explore the east coast in all of its historical glory.
What is your favorite food?
It’s a hard tie between anything Korean (kim chi!), bacon, and ice cream. You can’t make me choose.