About Us

Meet Your Mothership Practitioners

profilepicJaclyn Downs is a Certified Holistic Health Coach from Lancaster that works with women and/or their partners to help them achieve balance in their bodies so they can successfully and healthfully get pregnant and have an optimally nourished pregnancy and child.  Prior to becoming a Certified Health Coach, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Drexel University, and later studied Holistic Nutrition in graduate school for two years.  She also has a great deal of hands-on experience working with clients in the realm of health and wellness, as she is a Certified Yoga Instructor at the 200-hour level, a Certified Pre-Natal/Postpartum Yoga Instructor, and is a Certified Labor Assistant/Doula.  She is also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Her website is www.getbalancedwellness.com

She also has apprenticed with a homebirth midwife for over four years.  During those four years, Jaclyn attended over 100 births; provided nutritional counseling to infertile couples; offered pre- and post-natal education and nutrition; and addressed healthier eating habits to provide relief to children with allergies, food sensitivities, and attention disorders.

Additionally, she is a freelance writer, covering an array of topics ranging from healthy foods to tips on improving the quality of life.

She is based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, but is able to work with clients all over the country and world via phone and Skype!

topFeatGwendolyn McComsey is a PCD (Certified Postpartum Doula) through DONA International, also in the process of gaining her certification as a Birth Doula.

She is the facilitator of the Birth Circle where mothers and expectant mothers unite to share the joys and challenges of mothering: supporting, inspiring and learning from each other. She is also facilitator for Lancaster Doulas and Birthing Partners where women trained in the field of birth come together again to share their experiences, build community and teach one another.

hollyHolly Yeager is a mother of three and is certified through DONA as a birth doula.  She has experience in home birth, water birth, VBAC, and hospital birth.  She teaches classes on baby wearing and cloth diapering.

 

susanSusan Wenger is a doula whose interest in birth work was sparked by her large, vibrant family and having a grandmother who was a midwife. She grew up surrounded by children and birth stories. Susan has since gained expertise through birth Doula training with CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association), participation in local Doula networks, continuing education and attending births.

claireClaire Smith is a Mother, Birth Doula, and a self-proclaimed cloth diaper expert. Claire is a PBi Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. She is also attuned to Level II in Reiki.

Check back regularly, as we will be adding more practitioners that offer a variety of services and specialities!

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