I'm so happy you are here! I am back! I am offering my birth services again after a pause where I connected and stepped into my role as a parent with my own child after giving birth at home. I am happy to say that after this beautiful transition period I am stepping back into the sacred space and able to devote my time once again to birthing folks and their partners. Please reach out to me if you are interested in working with me, I would love to connect!
My philosophy in supporting birthing people is simple; support the birthing person in their choices, beliefs and rights. Within my capabilities I am able to provide meaningful physical and emotional care, evidence-based resources and support whenever requested. I believe birth to be a natural physiological event that any person regardless of body type or gender identity is capable of.
Being an inclusive birthworker to me means fully supporting ALL birthing people and always recognizing the hardships that birthing people face. I aim to uplift and support trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people so that they may empower themselves fully during gestation and birth. In addition I recognize my space and impact as a white birthworker in a world that ignores the rampant racial disparities of birth. Reproductive Justice is vital and essential to keeping birthing people and their babies alive.
I offer support to all birthing folks in the following settings:
In hospital settings it is important that the birthing person is aware of the hospital policies regarding doulas and support people.
you can expect the following from me:
support for you and your partner(s)
Jean Savage (she/her) is an inclusive birth worker and the founder of Gaia Rhythms, servicing the greater New York and Nothern New Jersey areas. Jean has a passion for being of service to all birthing people and to provide support, empathy and love to all.
Jean has taken training with a few different organizations and had consciously chosen not to certify. Jean seeks out to always continue her education through workshops, symposiums, various groups, networking and most of all attending births and entering sacred space. Jean is CPR/First Aid certified for infants, children and adults.
In her personal life Jean is a mother to a magical toddler and is a renaissance being with love for the arts, sciences, music, dance and most of all, our planet Earth. Jean is an artist and a budding herbalist.
Training & Qualifications
Advanded Full Spectrum Doula Training
Homebirth for Doulas
ExpectingNYC Doulaship Program
CAPPA Birth Doula Training
AHR CPR + First Aid for Infants, Children and Adults
DONA Birth Doula Training
Recent Events as an Attendee
2019 New Jersey Symposium for Physiologic Birth
NJ Maternal Health Day MSU
Black Walnut Botanical Conference - Workstudy Attendee
UPCOMING EVENTS AS AN ATTENDEE
Current Herbal Apprentice with Robin Rose Bennett