My name is Amanda Jenkins and I love birth! I am the second oldest of 8 children and witnessed 3 of my younger siblings’ births as they were born at home. As a child I loved reading all of my mom’s books about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and mothering and grew up excited to experience birth myself.
I enjoy camping, rock climbing, hiking, skiing, and generally being outside. I am a terrible gardener, although each year I am determined that this will be the year I actually get something to grow and each year I wonder what happened. I play piano and enjoy playing duets with my husband on the cello. I served an LDS mission in Peru and speak Spanish fluently.
My favorite thing is being a mom. My husband and I had our little boy in 2013 at a freestanding birth center with an amazing midwife. It was everything I had ever dreamed of and more. With the support of both my husband and my mother as well as my midwives, I felt so loved, protected, and empowered. Our second and third children were born at the same birth center and we had an equally positive experience!
Since experiencing it myself, my love for birth has just kept growing! After having my first little boy, I decided that I needed to become a doula and help other women discover their positive birth experience as well. I certified as a birth doula through the Childbirth International Doula certification program and also spent some time volunteering with the U of U Doula program. I believe every woman deserves to have the best birth possible, and I want to help you achieve your birthing goals. If you live in the Vernal area, contact me today by email - DoulaManda15@gmail.com, or by phone - 801-791-5138. I look forward to hearing from you!