Jodi is an amazing woman that I am grateful to have known during the past few months, first as my postpartum doula and now a friend. Knowing that I would need help to recover and heal from childbirth, my husband and I decided to hire a postpartum doula to help us transition into parenthood. I remember meeting Jodi for the first time when we came back home with the baby from the hospital. I went into labor a few weeks early and our baby was jaundiced. We had just recently moved and our house was still in a mess. I was struggling with breastfeeding. To say that I was unprepared and anxious is an understatement.
Jodi’s presence immediately brought a sense of calm and reassurance to our home. She helped me with breastfeeding by suggesting I try different positions along with a nipple shield to improve baby’s latch. She helped us set up and organize our nursery and changing station. She showed us how to calm and soothe our baby. Jodi also helped us with chores around the house like folding laundry and tidying up the kitchen, giving us time to rest and focus on the baby.
Not only is Jodi a great help with everything baby, she’s also a wonderful person who has a wealth of knowledge and experience as a mother of six. I have learned so much about motherhood from talking to her. She is wise, genuine and humorous. I always felt encouraged and uplifted every time I talked to her. Hiring Jodi as our postpartum doula is likely the best investment we’ve made. She has helped us learn and grow into confident parents. Thank you, Jodi! I highly recommend Jodi for anyone looking for a calm and meaningful transition into parenthood.
10/17/2020 Priscilla & Joe Kwok
Jodi is encouraging, empowering & inspiring.She is highly educated & skilled. My thanks will never end, I am grateful we have Jodi as a bonus to our family now. Truly amazing person & doula!
Amber Khalil 2/11/2020
Jodi had such a positive impact on our family in the first weeks of our daughter's life.She provided helpful info on breastfeeding, soothing and newborn care & allowed us to get much needed rest!
Tim & Sarah S. 4/1/2020
My husband and I engaged Jodi Utter as our birth doula for the birth of our baby in 2020. She came highly recommended from a friend of mine who had engaged Jodi as her postpartum doula.
Jodi was very kind, compassionate and understanding as she guided us through our prenatal appointments and newborn care class to help us prepare for our baby's birth . We definitely felt that she was the right person for us.
We were hoping for a natural birth, but our doctors ended up recommending a c-section due to the circumstances. Jodi helped us make informed decisions on how we should proceed. We felt greatly relieved to have her looking out for us, especially as this was our first and things did not go according to plan. Due to the pandemic, she was not allowed to be with us in the room as it was a c-section (she would have been allowed in during the labor and delivery portion had it not been a c-section), which was a bummer for us. But, we were able to stay in touch with her on the phone and via text, which was tremendously helpful.
She helped me work out some breastfeeding issues as well, and also recommended a very good IBCLC with whom I had a further consultation.
Working with Jodi as our doula was an amazing experience! She was very helpful through the months leading up to the birth, answering all of our questions & making us comfortable. Most importantly she was there for the whole birthing process...for over 24 hours! If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Jodi, please jump at the chance!
Tim, Lauren & Madison
Choosing a doula is a very personal and important decision. I had a tough time choosing a postpartum doula after the birth of my second child as my mama bear instinct kicked in and I wanted someone who I could trust with my precious little one. From the moment I spoke to Jodi, I felt that I could trust her.
Jodi is the perfect person to transition to the fourth trimester. Jodi is a mix of Mary Poppins and your grandmother. She is loving and caring of both me and my baby. She helped me recover from my C section. She supported my breast feeding journey. She brought sunshine to our lives….allowing me to balance taking care of myself and my baby.
I’ve never felt more comfortable leaving my baby with anyone — Jodi is a baby whisper. She emitted warmth, baby guru, and offers guidance in a non judgmental and welcoming manner. Since this was our second time on the rodeo ride with a baby, we thought we were more confident. However, there were thinks like bathing her and swaddling that we needed help with and Jodi helped us with such grace. She is a lifesaver for our family. Our time with her was special and we consider her family now!
Jodi is truly passionate about what she does and being a doula is her calling. She is incredibly caring and compassionate person. I don't know how we would have managed without her. I don't think I have words to express my gratitude towards her. I would recommend her to anybody who wants a doula as I am confident that you are in great hands.
Anuja & Marc 5/21