Jacie Gonzales, CLD, HBCE, LE, Birth Assistant
Jacie Gonzales- Birth Assistant, HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator
Jacie is an enthusiastic and compassionate mother who seeks to empower and encourage families to have the individualized birth that they desire and deserve! Her childhood passion around babies, birth and motherhood finally culminated in a career as a labor doula and childbirth educator after she was profoundly impacted by her firstborn's birth. Jacie has been formally working in the birth community for over a decade, but her experience in birth support began long before her formal career as she supported friends through their pregnancies and discovered her natural gifting in providing birth support.
Jacie has had the privilege of walking with some of the most amazing families on their journey into parenthood. Jacie has personally attended the births of almost 400 babies and taught classes for over 700 families in the areas of nutrition, breastfeeding and childbirth. As a CAPPA trained labor doula, HypnoBirthing® instructor and lactation educator, Jacie provides a wealth of professional knowledge and experiences from conception through postpartum. Her participation at births in a wide range of environments makes Jacie a powerful partner in teaming with families to tailor their birth center experience to meet their needs and desires. Jacie has a servant's heart and a great desire to share her compassion and zeal with new families. She believes in the natural process of birth along with the mind-body-spirit connection and the power of that relationship which she incorporates into her classes and during birth support.
Through the births of her own three children, Jacie has become intimately familiar with the difference between births underpinned with education and the proper emotional and physical support, and births that are lacking those necessary elements. The difference was life-changing and serves as the driving force behind her passion and energy in supporting families to ensure they have an optimal experience. She feels that the knowledge, support and individualized care that families receive truly makes all the difference!
Jacie has been blessed with three amazing children each through very different birth experiences, both home and hospital. She also shares her life with two bonus children and her incredibly supportive husband. Jacie is extremely grateful to receive the blessing and opportunity to partner in the mission of the birth center.