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 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'm so happy you are here! Currently I am navigating my own personal journey of parenthood with my 7 month old. There are magical things in the works for Gaia Rhythms and the future of my personal birth and gestational work. Please stay tuned as I transition into my new role. I look forward to serving our community again soon <3
Jean Savage (she/her) is an inclusive birth worker and the founder of Gaia Rhythms, servicing the greater NYC Metro Area and Nothern New Jersey. 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 programs. Jean seeks out to always continue her education through workshops, symposiums and various groups and networking. Jean is CPR/First Aid certified for infants, children and adults.
In her personal life Jean 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