“Jessica was the most calming force involved in the birth of our first daughter. She was committed to helping us achieve the birth that we were hoping and dreaming for. She helped us design our birth plan and she was essential in helping us to stick to it. My husband was so grateful that there was someone there who could help me manage my labor while he checked us in to the hospital, etc. She helped me physically and mentally. While I was pushing, Jessica reminded me to push however felt natural, and to follow the cues of my body (no easy feat when a nurse is insisting upon ordering you to “hold your breath and push as hard as you can!”). With Jessica’s help, we were able to have a beautiful, drug-free birth that we believe was the best thing for us and our baby. Jessica also helped me with the early days of breastfeeding. Overall, we highly recommend Jessica for making your pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding experience the best it can possibly be.” — Angela, Cleveland

“Jess was an amazing resource before, during, and after the birth of our son. However, I am especially thankful for all of the work she did helping me through the first few weeks of breastfeeding. Cracked, bleeding and in a lot of pain, she gave me motivation to keep going, and the tools to heal and ultimately succeed in breastfeeding. I am so happy that I stuck with it, and I know my son is better for it! Thanks, Jess!” –Kirsten, Upper Arlington

“[My] midwife then suggested calling Jessica Buell, a lactation consultant-in-training (and apprentice midwife, and doula – lady of many talents).  I was feeling VERY desperate by the time I called her…  She was fabulous on the phone.  She listened, asked me questions, then gave me a regimen to follow for 24 hours then I was to check back in with her.   I felt so much better after talking to Jessica.  I think the 24 hr. regimen gave me a focus and she seemed very confident in it on the phone which made me feel confident and a little more in control of things.  I followed her  instructions exactly and started to feel some relief.  I checked in with Jessica the next day and she modified my regimen slightly for the next 24 hours (I was better but still over-producing milk).  By the third day I felt back in control, engorgement was nearly gone… I was SOOOOO thankful to have avoided mastitis, fever, aches, ect… Thanks to Jessica for all of her help.” — Heather, New Albany

“Jessica was one of the midwives for our delivery and was amazing! I (luckily) went a lot quicker than anticipated but when Jessica walked in she didn’t miss a beat checking on my baby and me and then talking my husband through helping to deliver our little girl thereby honoring our birth plan. Jess was also incredibly gentle but thorough while doing the newborn exam. My husband and I wish we could bring her to Florida to deliver our next baby! Thanks again, Jess!” — Deja, Dublin

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