looking for experienced support for your pregnancy, birth & new baby?
nest birth Doula, LLC
Owner: jody swank
childbirth Professional since 2008
you are strong, capable & deserve the support you desire through your pregnancy & birth
Nest birth doula offers services in the
With so many new and exciting emotions and feelings, having someone who will support your family without judgment in your decisions and compassionately with only your desires in mind can make all the difference in your pregnancy, birth & life with your new baby!
NEST Birth Doula offers CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION in the chattanooga area to help you move forward with confidence
NEST BIRTH DOULA: STRIVING TO NURTURE, EMPOWER and SUPPORT WOMEN & FAMILIES IN PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH and the 1st year with new baby
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for twenty-nine years and we have been blessed with four incredible daughters. As a former elementary school teacher I pictured spending my career educating children. However, following the birth of my third daughter, I became passionate about educating myself to help other new moms prepare for and transition into the exciting and sometimes unpredictable journey of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and parenthood.
I experienced four very different births myself including 3 VBACs. I am experienced with supporting many types of births including: medicated & unmedicated births, waterbirth, planned and unplanned cesareans, vaginal births after cesarean (VBAC), single moms, surrogate births, births of multiples and homebirths. I am also willing to serve families who are planning to adopt!
I have been a CAPPA trained and Certified Birth Doula since 2008 and DONA trained and Certified Postpartum Doula for eight years. Since 2008 I have passionately served women and families in Birmingham, Alabama and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Over four years ago my family relocated to Cleveland, Tennessee and I have had a tremendous time establishing my business while networking with area professionals, building bridges with local childbirth care providers and expanding into teaching childbirth classes and placenta encapsulation.
As a professional, I am continually expanding my knowledge and skills through continuing education and research in pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and the life-after-baby period in order to provide my clients current evidence-based information to allow them to make the best decisions for their families.