I started Hope Doula RI for one reason: to help women! My years as a labor and delivery nurse instilled a passion and love for women traveling through their labor journey. Being a small part of that journey is a privilege. Let me help you as you navigate through your pregnancy, labor, and post-partum transitions. I'm here for you, for birth/labor support in Providence and most of RI
At Hope Doula RI you get the 4+ years of experience that comes from extensive labor and delivery training. As a monitrice I can go beyond the scope of a doula. I can listen and interpret your baby's heart tones via doppler, assess yours and your baby's vital signs, I can also perform accurate sterile cervical exams to assure you are making progress and that its time to call your provider or head to the hospital.
For your post-partum visit I can assess your bleeding, stitches/incision, fundus (level of your uterus) and preform a post-partum depression screening. I can also assist in breastfeeding education and support. I work closely with an IBCLC RN who can accompany me to these visits if you prefer.
Is your partner supportive? Or are they clueless? No partner?
Do you want a low intervention natural birth? Or are you open to some pain medications?
Scheduled or repeat c-section? Or do you prefer to TOLAC?
First time mom? Rainbow baby or just having some anxiety? Or this isn't your first rodeo?
I'm here for you, your partner and your birth choices- whatever they may be!
Jackie loves being a labor and delivery nurse and doula/monitrice. She graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 2011 as the president of her class.
Jackie loves spending time with her family which includes her two boys (13 and 5), her bonus son (14) and her significant other.
Jackie is also a musician. She has even recorded songs for local songwriters. Jackie is a vocalist who enjoys singing many different types of music!
Her long term goal is ultimately to become a CNM after completing her BSN in nursing.
Back in January (2016) my mother was on the women’s wing for three days following her hysterectomy. At the time I was only a couple of weeks away from my due date with my first child. When I came to visit my mom at South County Hospital, she informed me that she was scouting out the nurses to decide who should be there for the birth of her first grandchild. We laughed as she questioned each nurse who came in to care for her and told them they were auditioning for when I came in in labor. When she was discharged on January 23rd she told my sister and I that Jackie should be there to deliver my baby as her kindness and sense of humor had been hugely uplifting to my mother as she recovered from major surgery. Not having met Jackie, I knew already she must be fantastic since she had won my mom over. Only two days after my mom was discharged my water broke and we ended up back at the hospital sooner than we had expected. As we walked onto the wing my mom was thrilled to see that Jackie was working and flagged her down insisting she be there for the birth of my daughter. It didn’t take me long to realize why my mom had been so impressed with Jackie. Her ability to provide compassionate care was recognizable as soon as she walked into the room. Shortly after my arrival my contractions quickly escalated in pain as well as timing. Jackie was quick to step in for my nervous husband and help me to calm down and evaluate what would help me the most. All through my labor Jackie’s calm demeanor and kind words and actions helped me to keep going. She was with me every step of the way including the three hours of pushing it took before I was finally able to hold my baby girl. Working in healthcare I truly understand the importance of making a good impression with patients. I am so grateful that Jackie treated my mom and was able to then be there for me for one of the most difficult and amazing experiences of my life. Her kind words and actions are something I will never forget when I think of the birth of my child. Her kindness and knowledge throughout my stay at the hospital helped me to dispel many of my fears and answer many of my questions during my first few days as a mother.As if treating two members of my family wasn’t enough, we knew that my sister Katie would also be delivering her baby at South County three months later. We joked with Jackie that she would have to be there when Katie’s gave birth to finish the trifecta! And as luck would have it, Jackie arrived for her shift an hour before Katie’s daughter was born, and she once again got to be there for one of the most important moments in our lives. I have had the opportunity to be a patient of Jackie’s as well as watch the care she provided for daughter, my sister and my niece. I truly believe that she exemplifies all of the best qualities of a nurse. It is my hope that I have been able to show you why my family and I have such admiration for the quality of nursing Jackie has provided us with for some of the most important days of our lives.
Doula in training at MaternityWise
BLS for healthcare providers
RN License #RN49726
LDRP RN 2013-Present
Intermediate Fetal Heart
Over 100 Births attended!
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
Monday - Friday: 9am-9pm
Saturday: By appointment
Cover photo: Chaz and Christina Chevalier photographer LN Couture
Brittni Ferguson, Jackie Toole, Katie Heroux featuring Emma and Bella