Jennifer, shortly after the birth of her fourth child. Photo Credit: Andrea Lythgoe of Maternal Focus.
My name is Jennifer Sorensen Whitaker. Years from now when your child is no longer a baby, I’d like for you to be able to look back on this time and feel great about yourself and your experiences. You are doing powerful things right now doing only what YOU can do: growing and birthing your baby. It is my wish that you feel well supported during this time.
I am a BIRTHING FROM WITHIN advanced mentor and an advanced DONA certified doula. For those who prefer the birth-hypnosis experience, I am also a trained Hypno-Doula. In addition, I make sure to update my education on a yearly basis. In as many ways as birth giving is similar between women, it is unique as well. We all experience birth and life in ways that are our very own. I have varied my training for that purpose. As I do this work, my first goal is to provide respect and loving support of your unique birth wishes.
There is always more to learn as the science changes. When new research comes out, I look forward to learning about it. One thing that hasn't changed is the benefit of having another woman with a knowledge of birth and a supportive heart by your side. Women have been assisting women in this way for thousands of years. I absolutely love being one in a line of women that support others in this way.
I have lived in a few places across the United States, including the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, central Nebraska, and Las Vegas, Nevada just to name a few. However, I spent the majority of my childhood growing up under the sunshine of Arizona and am now happy to call Salt Lake City, Utah my home. There I live with my four great kids, husband (he’s pretty great too), dog and three chickens. I love taking walks and greatly enjoy our downtown community. If you see me, say hi!
Please feel free to contact me if I may answer any of your questions. I can be reached at 801-428-7296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Postpartum Support International Training
2017 Gottman Bringing Baby Home educator training
2017 Birth Center, Centering Care Educator/Facilitator
2016 Recipient of the Advanced Doula Designation, DONA International
2016 DONA International Doula, Re-certification
2016 Advanced Birthing From Within Mentor Training
2016 Utah Doula Association Board Member, Communications Director
2015 Utah Doula Association Board Member, Public Relations
2014 Birthing From Within Mentor Training
2014 Utah Doula Association Board Member, Communications Director
2013 Utah Doula Association Board Member, President
2013 DONA International Doula, Re-certification
2012 Recipient of the Utah Doula Association Founder's Award for "Endless Energy and Dedication to the Birthing Community of Utah"
2012 Utah Doula Association Board Member, Vice-President/ President Elect
2011 Utah Doula Association Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer
2010 Birthing From Within Mentor Training
2010 Advanced Doula Training - Supporting Survivors of Abuse
2010 Utah Doula Association Board Member, Communications Director
2010 DONA International Doula, Re-certification
2008- 2009 Utah Doula Association Board Member, Newsletter Editor
2007 Hypno-Doula Training
2006 Advanced Birthing Concepts, Certified Professional Childbirth Educator
2006 DONA International Doula Certification
2005 Doula Training
Annually Attendee of several relevant advanced skills trainings and conferences
Publication Credits Utah Family Magazine, Utah Health Magazine, International Doula