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Our Story

From Raleigh, NC & Surrounding areas

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What is Oak + Valley?
Who are we? 

At Oak + Valley Doula Co, our goal is to bring the most individualized and personal doula services to the families we serve. We realize each family is so different in their hopes and goals for pregnancy, birth, and new parenthood so our desire is to match that energy and hop on board as your village, because it sure does take a village! As experienced birth and postpartum doulas our professional backgrounds bring you evidence based information alongside a desire to serve your family based on the variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultures that we get the honor of serving. As Birth and Postpartum Doulas we get to do what we love every single day, and as Mothers we realize that value in what we offer, and we know how important it is to have this support!

Hello! We are Jayme & Jess. Mothers, friends, and birth advocates. 

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Jayme Jenkins 

- Birth Photographer
Holistic Doula
- Breastfeeding Counselor

- Certified Postpartum Doula
- Certified Infant Care Specialist

I married my high school sweetheart in 2015 and we decided to start a family not long after that. I became a mom in 2017 and my postpartum time with him was wonderful. We went through a miscarriage and the birth of our second son in 2019. I suffered from severe postpartum depression and I was miserable. We now have a beautiful baby girl and my postpartum time has been an absolute dream. It's amazing how each birth and postpartum experience is so different. 

My photography business ultimately led me to birth work. After the birth of our second son, I decided I didn't want to see other moms go through what I went through so I decided to become a doula. Making this decision has been the best one I've ever made for my family. It has been such a blessing and I get to do what I love day in and day out. I don't even like calling this my "job", this is my passion.

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Jessica Elliot

- Childbirth Educator
- Infant Specialist

- Certified Birth Doula
- Certified Postpartum Doula 
- Certified Lactation Consultant

Hi I'm Jess co-owner of Oak + Valley Doula Co. I'm originally from Boone, NC, but i've been calling Raleigh my home for the past 3 years, and even though I'm a mountain girl at heart, I have loved living in the Triangle. I have two kiddos, Cam who is eleven and Max who is nine. I'm also about to be married to my Fiance Charlie this coming November! I got started in birthwork when I was in highschool! I had a very close friend get pregnant and I got the honor of being with her when she had her baby, and it was at that moment that I realized how incredible birth is and how much I wanted to somehow be a part of that process. I ended up connecting with a local doula who let me shadow her and then eventually helped me get certified as a birth doula. I then went to Appalachian State University where I majored in Child Development and Psychology and then worked in social work for about eleven years. All the while joining in births when I got the chance and then getting to experience my own births really solidified how much I wanted birthwork to be what I did as a career. Fast forward to now, and I am a Childbirth Educator and Infant Specialist at WakeMed and back in January Jayme and I opened Oak + Valley Doula Co. where I get to serve families as a birth and postpartum doula. Its seriously been my proffessional dreams coming true! I value the work that we do and I truly understand the importance of support during this time in a families life, and I am so grateful that I am getting this opportunity to bring our mission of support to the people in our community!

 "I truly cannot say enough about how wonderful Jess has been thought the entire newborn stage. As a new mother, Jess offered a sense of relief and comfort from the minute she entered our home. Our communication was always clear and the knowledge and guidance she provided us was invaluable. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a postpartum doula - she is reliable, trustworthy and kind. Thank you Jess!"

-Elizabeth E

"Jayme is AMAZING!! She made me and my husband feel so comfortable during the maternity photos and it just felt right for her to be there during the birth of my son too. My husband was originally against having a birth photographer but after meeting Jayme he was all in to have her capture my birth experience. Jayme is so sweet and also so knowledgeable on all things before, during and after birth……I never felt like she was altering my birth experience in a negative way. I can’t image her not being there.

 

Beyond her warming personality, she is so truly talented and you can see through her photos that she loves what she does…….. Next time I’m going to hire her as my doula too - one of my biggest regrets is not hiring her as my doula for my first birth!"

 

-Victoria Munch

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