certified childbirth educator certified birth doula resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Hardworking Childbirth, Yoga, Massage, Meditation and Health Educator/ Health Practitioner passionate about improving individual and community health through education and public awareness. Good teacher and relationship builder with excellent communication and organizational skills with strong attention to detail. Ready to offer over 25 years of related experience in the areas of birth related issues, therapeutic massage, yoga and mindful movement, with excellent client satisfaction in the Baltimore and DC area. Excellent communicator and active listener, with career success working in challenging, therapeutic clinical environments.


Workshops include:

* How to prepare for birth using Calm Birth and other mindfulness practices

* Breathing 101

*Yoga for birth

*LDT/Lymphatic Drainage Therapy and breast health

*LDT/Lymphatic Drainage Therapy and immune support

Conference Presenter:

APPPAH/Association Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health Conference Prenatal bonding and Calm Birth: Prenatal Meditation for a lifelong bond.


In addition to birth support, I also offer abortion support, acupressure, antepartum doula support, aromatherapy, baby-led weaning, babywearing education, support for survivors or sexual abuse/assault, support for cancer patients, end of life doula services, infant massage education, pelvic floor health education, pre and postnatal massage, prenatal yoga, therapeutic bodywork and virtual and remote doula support. I am a birth advocate working with various organizations to ensure safe and peaceful births for pregnant people and babies throughout the Baltimore, MD area.

  • Presentation skills
  • Interventions understanding
  • Health education classes
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Relationship-Building
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Customer consultation
Work History
Outpatient Oncology Massage Therapist, 04/2018 to 03/2020
Massage EnvyRapid City, SD,

Provided safe, effective and appropriate massage therapy techniques with professionalism and enthusiastic attitude to maintain high patient satisfaction rates. Assessed patients carefully to determine massage and other needs and potential problems related to their particular oncology condition. Provided patients with individualized and detailed information of relaxation, meditation, breath work, postural improvement, yoga, stretching and strengthening movements.

Certified Childbirth Educator/Certified Birth Doula, 06/2004 to 04/2021
Hospitals And Private PracticeCity, STATE,

Helping families achieve a calm birth experience using the practices of Calm Birth. With many years of birth experience and knowledge gained though professional education, trainings and personal experience, it is a great honor to help and guide parents on their pregnancy, birth and new parenthood journey. I try to help families by giving comfort, reassurance and encouragement as they find their own way through their birth experience. Helping babies to experience their birth free of fear, filled with calm. Teaching pregnant people how to use coping techniques like movement, sound, meditation and other time honored practices to get through the birth experience feeling empowered and supported.

Oncology Massage Therapist, 04/2000 to 05/2003
Doctors Medical CenterCity, STATE,

I started and was the director of an oncology massage therapy program and taught meditation and movement to chronic pain patients.

Certified Yoga Instructor, 06/1993 to 04/2021
Multiple LocationsCity, STATE,

I have been teaching mindful movement using yoga and other movement practices in various environments such as hospitals, schools, prisons and yoga studios. I have studied Authentic Movement, the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Feldenkrais, Biotensegrity, and many others. As a serious student of the breath and meditation., I have taught to a variety of people including oncology, cardiology and the seriously ill and dying , to those trying to get off of drugs or alcohol, children and teens, pregnant people and more. Students gain a sense of joyous embodiment as they learn to balance strength with flexibility as they move and explore breath and body and heal and support their health to the fullest.

  • Developed safe and effective exercise programs for class members.
  • Cultivated positive relationships with participants by interacting with group during classes.
  • Kept studio area safe, organized and comfortable for students.
  • Explained different yoga styles and poses to students.
  • Maintained positive relationships with class members through personalized and knowledgeable service.
  • Motivated clients to achieve their personal goals through developing and modifying routines.
: Certified BirthWell Doula, Expected in 05/2017 to The Birth Well International, LLC - Baltimore, MD,

I successfully completed the necessary requirements and was awarded the title Certified BirthWell Doula.

: Childbirth Education, Expected in 02/2010 to MediGrace - Grants Pass, OR,

I have completed all Calm Birth Teacher certification requirements and am recognized as a certified teacher of the Calm Birth method. I also have since become a Co-director of the Calm Birth organization and a teacher trainer as well.

: Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Philosopy, Expected in 04/1996 to White Lotus Foundation - Santa Barbara, CA,

Completed comprehensive training in asanas, pranayama, and yoga philosophy and successfully met the requirements for certification to teach yoga to a varied population and taught contraindications for a variety of health conditions with a specialty in pregnancy.

: Anatomy, Physiology, Massage And Health , Expected in 01/1993 to National Holistic Institute - Emeryville, CA

Completed a comprehensive program of studies focusing on anatomy, physiology, various massage techniques, health enhancement including diet and stress management and practice management. NHI is the San Francisco Bay Area's only school with it's curriculum approved by the American Massage Therapy Association.

: Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts/English/Education, Expected in 05/1992 to California State University - Stanislaus - Turlock, CA

I studied for a B.A. in elementary education and was on my way to teaching when I took a new career path in the Healing Arts. My years of study provided me with the necessary education tools and experience needed to take my teaching in new and exciting directions.


I am currently certified through the state of Maryland and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Maryland State Board of Chiropractic Examiners as an authorized Certified Massage Therapist with hospital privileges.

I have also since 2007 been nationally certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, NCBTMB.

Certified as a doula, yoga teacher and childbirth educator for over 25 years.


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School Attended

  • The Birth Well International, LLC
  • MediGrace
  • White Lotus Foundation
  • National Holistic Institute
  • California State University - Stanislaus

Job Titles Held:

  • Outpatient Oncology Massage Therapist
  • Certified Childbirth Educator/Certified Birth Doula
  • Oncology Massage Therapist
  • Certified Yoga Instructor


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