The sun rises and the sun falls. The tides wash up and the tides recede. Another day, another journey. So much to reflect on and so much to look forward to.
Today it is with a big sigh that we say a fond farewell to the co-founder of OC Doula Collective LLC, Jessica Bougie, and announce that she is stepping down from her role as the co-owner and magic maker here at OCDC. Although she is now 1300 miles away, her impact on Orange County birthing families will last a lifetime.
Jessica and I launched OC Doula Collective in Spring of 2014 with the shared vision of providing compassionate and professional support starting from pregnancy through early parenthood. The following year in 2015 we opened our offices and parenting education center in Costa Mesa to offer the community a place to grow and flourish as a family through prenatal classes, mommy & me groups and group events. The many families that we have had the pleasure of serving together has been an immense honor and joy. Through her work as the co-owner she helped to build bridges of trust and collaboration with care providers and raise the standards of care in our industry.
As a Birth Doula and Student Midwife, Jessica’s passion for creating an atmosphere where birthing people feel loved, nurtured and safe was evident, as she walked along side of countless families. She was the doula for my daughter's arrival and was an irreplaceable part of Juniper's birth story. I know that we can all agree that Jessie’s infectious smile and warm embrace will make anyone’s day a million times better. She is dedicated to improving not only the experience, but the holistic care that a mother receives as she welcomes her baby into the world.
As this chapter in her life comes to a close; she is currently writing her new narrative as a future Licensed Midwife in the great state of Texas. Austin City is lucky to have such a warm hearted, genuine and passionate woman to guide and support them through life’s greatest adventure. Everyone that has had the pleasure of knowing this wonderful woman is sure to miss her dearly. I know I do! Please join me in wishing her all the love and positivity your heart can contain. If you happen to live or know a family in ATX, make sure to look up Feather & Fawn Birth for all of your Doula needs.
Bon Voyage sweet friend!