My name is Amanda Jaramillo. I’m a wife and a mother of two beautiful children. My oldest is 11 years old and my youngest is 8. I have been a practicing doula and childbirth educator for 10 years and have been a Placenta Encapsulator and Certified Herbalist for over 6 years. I'm also a Holistic Lifestyle Coach, essential oil expert and have a passion for empowering families to become healers in their home. Why I became a doula? I became a doula after experiencing the amazing benefits of having a doula at my own birth. I felt like I could not have made it through without her. It inspired me to provide the same service to other women. After completing my doula certification and atteneding my first birth I knew being a doula was my calling. I have a deep passion to nurture and serve women. My greatest quality is "mothering the mother". A woman deserves to be cared for and supported as she goes through the hard work of bringing her baby into this world and that is what I strive to do. I work in conjunction with her birth team/partner to provide the utmost birthing experience.
Why I became a placenta crafter: I decided to become a placenta crafter after hearing so many awesome testimonies from my doula clients and friends of the wonderful benefits of encapsulating their placenta. I knew this was something I wanted to offer to my clients and to the community. And after having my own experience with my own placenta capsules I became a true believer. Unfortunately with my first pregnancy I did not have my placenta encapsulated as I really didn’t know much about it at the time. I did experience postpartum depression with my first baby. I was super emotional. I felt overwhelmed. I was frustrated and had many moments of sadness. The difference between how I felt after my first baby verses my second baby was drastic. After my second baby I was on cloud 9 from day one. I never had a dip in emotions. I had energy. I was happy and totally in love with my baby girl. I attribute all of this to my placenta capsules. It literally was a night and day difference between each baby. So I myself am a living testimony to the wonderful benefits of placenta encapsulation.