Light Seeker. Keeper of Birth and Memories
I'm an X-ray Tech turned homeschooling, cloth-diapering, breastfeeding, baby-wearing stay-at-home mom of 5 children living in rural Upstate NY. I’ve been married to Anthony since 2011, and together we’ve endured 7 miscarriages and years of male factor infertility.
My years of trauma center experience means I know how to be calm and efficient during sensitive situations - like labor - without drawing attention. Years of fertility challenges have given me the utmost appreciation for the miracles that are your baby's life and birth.
I married my Marine when we were 20 and supported him through 3 deployments.
All 5 of our children are rainbow babies, so I'm all over the rainbow trend!
Despite moving about 25 times in my life and contending with ADHD that wasn't diagnosed until age 32, I was a straight-A student and am always researching a new topic.
Podcasts over social media any day.
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"Jalina's work in birth photography and doula services have easily been one of our family's favorite investments. She is personable, thoughtful, reliable, life-giving, and a well of knowledge. It's no doubt that we felt completely confident and cared for from the very beginning. She is totally invested and will surpass your expectations and support your every need with her variety of expertise."
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"I rarely get to bond with my oldest son. He's so helpful, and I hardly ever take the time to just play and have fun with him. Jalina captured that moment, and I will always cherish that."
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"Jalina's support made me feel seen and helped me purposefully process what I was walking through. No matter what I shared with her, she was there with tender words to comfort me. She was there and supportive while also giving me the space to grieve on my own. She valued every emotion I felt and absolutely understood every wave of grief and even triggers I experienced. She never rushed me through anything but encouraged me to grieve and through her I learned that grief is a form of love."
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Bereavement Coach and Product Developer
I’m a Marine Corps veteran and have been married to Jalina since 2011. Together with my wife, we have endured 7 miscarriages and welcomed 4 beautiful children into our home. I appreciate the crucial need for mothers to bond with their babies. A strong bond makes breastfeeding easier, helps babies sleep better and cry less, and makes Mom less irritable. It’s true what they say; happy wife, happy life!
Grief is an expression of love, and it is the love I have for my wife and children that makes pregnancy loss so devastating. Experiencing pregnancy loss myself has taught me how to be sensitive to the emotional and physical needs of my wife.
As a veteran, I have a unique approach to handling grief and loss. In the military, we have traditions to remember and honor the lives of our loved ones. I understand how to mourn death while celebrating life, as opposed to the civilian approach of entirely ignoring grief and expecting it to pass.
I genuinely care about feelings fathers have and I care about changing the social norm that men are tough guys without feelings.
If you need bereavement coaching for dads, contact me.
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