I am pleased to work exclusively within the New Life Birth Services doula collective in Albuquerque, NM. I am a certified birth doula (CD(DONA)) and certified childbirth educator serving the Albuquerque area. My experience is in supporting hospital, birth center, and home births. If you’re looking for an Albuquerque Doula, I’d love to meet you to see if we’re a good fit.
In addition to in-person and virtual birth doula support, I offer virtual labor preparation in the form of one-on-one childbirth education.
Jaelan Mincey | Albuquerque Doula
After losing my mom suddenly in 2017, I found birth work. My husband and I had just relocated and I was in a new state with no family, no friends, and no career. I felt utterly lost. In Texas, I left a fulfilling career teaching in veterinary medicine, so I knew whatever I did next needed to be meaningful… enter birth work!
I took my training through DONA International in the spring of 2017, and by summer I was taking clients. I love working with the talented women of New Life Birth Services! It became clear to me early in my doula career that my heart for teaching was still burning. I decided to certify as a childbirth educator in order to pursue that passion.
As I supported more families, and as I had my own birth experience, I developed a thirst for understanding more about how our anatomy shapes our births. I took a Spinning Babies® Workshop early in 2020 and it changed my outlook on labor progress. I am scheduled to take the training to become a Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator later in 2020.
I love supporting families no matter their structure or beliefs. I’ve supported a plethora of different family styles: from teen parents to established professionals. My ideal clients crave a deeper connection from their birth companion. It’s not rare for me to leave a birth with friends for life.
I believe that support through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum sets new (and experienced) parents up for success. I’ve learned that prenatal education is a cornerstone of informed consent, and the best decisions you’ll make in your birth are dependent on the (sometimes crazy) circumstances you’re given. I love supporting families through life’s greatest transition — birth!
How to Meet Me
If you’re looking for an Albuquerque doula, please email me. While you’re at it, join the doulas of New Life Birth Services for a Doula Tea to answer your doula questions and to see what services are best for your family.