Jen Ballew is a Birth and Postpartum doula serving families across Orange County. Jen's passion lies in walking alongside of mothers during the intimate and sacred time of pregnancy, childbirth and the first few months with baby.
Growing up in Michigan, she spent 11 years working in Homeland Security, Emergency Operations and Intelligence Operations, before choosing to leave that life behind in favor of a much more fulfilling life of supporting and nurturing expecting and new families in OC. She had been on the path of the Doula for quite some time before realizing that it was her calling to switch careers and begin her practice. Residing in Southern California since 2014, she received in depth training from multiple programs, including the International Doula Institute and the Dynamo Doula Program, created by the trailblazer Birth Worker, Angela Gallo.
In addition to birth and postpartum care, Jennifer is passionate about providing a holistic wellness approach to Birth that includes deep hypnosis, body work through acupressure & kinesiology (Touch for Health), aromatherapy, energy work, Peri-Steam Yoni Healing, & individual herbal support. She is always seeking to expand her knowledge, focusing intently on her studies, keeping up to date on all the evidence-based information on birth and taking continuing education workshops.
In her free time, Jen adores mothering her 7 year old son, long walks on the sunny beaches, social justice platforms, making time for self-care, learning new information and spending quality time with her friends and family.