Jenny’s Story

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I’m Jenny.

I love supporting families as you welcome a new child and adjust to early parenthood! Love, Love, LOVE it.

I love working with all types of families and birth wishes; and am truly honored to be included in such an intimate and sacred experience in your life.

I also love being a mother, wife, daughter, sister, auntie and friend.

Bay-Bee-with-Trail-WEBclearI’ve been working in the Health Education & Wellness field since 2001, with special interests in Women’s and Infant Health.

When I had my own babies, I realized my true passion of combining my love for moms and babies into helping families to have your best birth experience. As such, I sought professional certifications as a Certified Labor Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator, and Certified Lactation Educator.

As a former full-time hospital-based health educator, I am often able to view the perspectives of the birthing mother and the medical provider (i.e. nurse, midwife, doctor) – helping to bridge a potential communication gap, create immediate trust and mutual respect. I recognize the value of each person on your birth team. Everyone plays a critical role in helping the birthing mother to deliver and recover well; and the baby to tolerate the delivery process and thrive thereafter.

“What this means for you, while in labor,
is a lower-stressed environment,
with more ownership over your birth experience.”

I currently teach prenatal classes both for a local hospital system and privately to expectant families. I am up-to-date on hospital policies, birth practices and vaccinations.

My experience in Disaster Relief & Preparedness / Crisis Communication has trained me to maintain a sound mind, remain composed and promote calmness and assurance to both the birthing mother and partner throughout the prenatal education stage, labor and birth process. My experience attending births and having my own children offers real-life scenarios and preparation for you.

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Education, Training & Professional Involvement:

LOVE being a part of the CAPPA Organization


2005 Master of Public Health (MPH) – Health Promotion & Health Education

2003 Bachelor of Science (BS) – Health Science & Community Health



Proud to be a H.E.A.R.T Doula and Local H.E.A.R.T. Meet-Up Facilitator

2005 Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

2014 CAPPA Certified Labor Doula (CLD)

2014 CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator (CCCE)

2017 CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) 


2014 Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Volunteer Doula Training

2015 Grow Your Birth Business, Bloom Birth Professionals

2015 Spinning Babies Training Participant with Gail Tully

Proud to be the 2016-2017 Membership Director and Board Member

2015 CAPPA Skills Building Conference Attendee

  • Evidence-Based Breastfeeding Update, Christy Jo Hendricks
  • Stress Reduction Techniques for Birth Professionals, Rhona Berens
  • Induction Updates and Effective Strategies, Ana Hill
  • Transitioning into Motherhood: Helping Handicapped Mothers before, During and After Birth, Brenda Bach
  • Plus-Sized Pregnancy and Birth, Jen McLellan
  • The Milk Sharing Conundrum – The Gray Area Between Scope and Need, Laurel Wilson
  • Prenatal Bonding During Pregnancy, Barbara Decker

2015 Deconstructing Common VBAC Barriers, VBACFacts Academy

2015 Advanced Doula Skills Training Workshops, Harmony Doula Training

  • Using a Rebozo (shawl) for Bodywork, Comfort, and Connection before, during, and after Labor
  • Using Acupressure for Relaxation, Comfort, and Energy Release Work for Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum
  • Variations on Normal and Optimal Fetal Positioning: Recognizing and Understanding Labor Patterns, with Suggestions for Improving Position

2016 Advanced Doula Skills Training Workshops, Harmony Doula Training

  • Working with Trauma Survivors: Understanding the Special Role of Doulas and Care Providers When a Client Is a Survivor of Sexual Abuse or Birth Trauma

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Owner: Jenny Bare, MPH, CLD, CLE, CCCE, CHES
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