Meet the Doula

Jessica Hoagland

I am a registered nurse in San Diego with over 12 years of experience in labor and delivery and postpartum. I was born and raised in East County and currently live in Crest with my husband, 3 children, 2 dogs, 2 rabbits and 12 chickens. I have had two hospital births and one home birth and have loved every one of them. My third pregnancy ignited a spiritual awakening that inspired me to move my practice away from the bedside and really begin supporting women without the restrictions and distractions of working for a hospital. I continue to learn new ways to support my clients by incorporating Reiki and meditation into my practice and calling on my intuition to guide me. My mission is to help women trust their own intuition and have an empowered birth experience, whether that is at home, in a birth center, or in a hospital. I strive to facilitate connections between women in our community and build up villages of support. No woman should have to navigate motherhood alone! 

Community Events

Connect with other moms in your community at the beautiful Summer's Past Farms in El Cajon. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic lunch to this FREE event and start building that village!

Join One Sacred Village and Raising Moms for an expanded 4 hour Childbirth Prep Class. We are both labor nurses/moms/doulas and we want to share our knowledge and experience with you to help you have an informed and empowered birth! $50 per couple. Register here.

Listen to me discuss all things labor on the Mama Wears Athleisure podcast.


Labor Support $2000

In-person, continuous labor support. I will use my clinical expertise and intuition to gently guide you through labor. From comfort measures to emotional support to understanding medical interventions, I will be there for you and your support person through it all. I use Spinning Babies techniques to encourage labor progression and utilize Reiki, guided meditation, and intuition to help you through labor. I customize my approach to meet the needs of each client and facilitate a positive birth experience.


Postpartum Support $50/hr

I will come to your home and help you navigate the postpartum period. I can help you with breastfeeding support, nutrition guidance, emotional support, newborn care education, light household duties, sibling support, getting some time to yourself, grocery shopping, meal preparation, birth processing and more. You do not need to do it all! I would love to make your transition into motherhood more enjoyable.


Virtual Labor Support $500

This is a great option for moms on a budget who still want the benefits of having compassionate and knowledgeable professional support.  I will support you virtually (text/phone/email/video) beginning at 38 weeks and until 48 hours postpartum. Not sure if you're in labor? Labor stalling out? Want help coping with pain? I'll be here to answer your questions and provide support every step of the way!


Virtual Postpartum Support $450

For those mamas that just need a little extra support as they settle into motherhood. I will check in with you twice a week via video conference and answer any questions you may have. I can help you with breastfeeding challenges, newborn care, emotional support, nutrition guidance, and birth processing. 


Text-only Support $80/month

Get evidence-based answers to all of your pregnancy, birth and post-partum questions immediately. No waiting on hold, making appointments, waiting for email responses or hours of googling. No more brush off or condescending responses. I can help you with physical discomfort, nutrition, understanding medical interventions, labor, breastfeeding, baby care and more. No long-term commitment. Cancel at any time. 


Call Light Special $400

After my home birth, the only thing I missed from being in the hospital was the call light. After my midwives left and we all settled into bed, I just wanted someone to help me with my most basic needs. I have created this service to support home births after their care providers leave. I will come to your home immediately after you give birth and allow you and your support person to rest while I tidy up, prepare a light meal, assist you with breastfeeding, newborn care, using the bathroom, and monitoring bleeding. You can sleep soundly knowing you are in good hands. 


The First Two Weeks $1150

I will help you recover from your birth and navigate those early weeks of motherhood. 


Placenta Encapsulation $300

Potential benefits of placenta encapsulation: decreased risk of postpartum mood disorders, increased energy, increased milk supply, decrease in stress hormones, restoration of iron levels after birth. I will personally collect your placenta after birth and deliver the pills to your home.

Reiki Session $100

Energy work using light touch and guided meditation to align the chakras and release negative energy.

Birth Story Processing $125

Release trauma surrounding your birth story through discussion, guided meditation and Reiki. Approx. 2-3 hours.

Private Childbirth Education Class $150

In-home course discussing stages of labor, pain management, hospital interventions, how to communicate with your birth team, breastfeeding and more. Approx. 4 hours. Can be customized to your needs.

Private Breastfeeding Education Class $100

In home course discussing breastfeeding basics, latch, positioning and everything you need to know to get you started on your breastfeeding journey. Approx. 2 hours.

*Not seeing what you need? Contact me and I'm sure we can come up with something that works for you!


"Jessica was with me through the birth of my son. The labor experience was a great one, and my son was over 10 pounds! I honestly don’t think I could have done it without her. With Jessica I had an advocate and protector in my birthing plan. During labor she knew exactly what to do and say at the right time. She knew when to make a joke so I would laugh, when to get serious, and when to just hold my hand. She was so comforting; it was like having a professionally trained good friend in the room with me. She has extensive knowledge in labor and delivery which she was able to explain to me in a way that I understood which really helped put my fears at ease. Jessica was very intuitive and respectful of my husband who was excited to be part of the birth. Having Jessica there let him be involved but also took a lot of pressure off him. She helped make his level of involvement exactly what we both wanted. If you are considering using a Doula then trust me choose Jessica Hoagland. I promise you will thank me." -L.O.


"When you are having your first child, there is nothing like having someone with you who you trust, who is loving, compassionate, wise and grounding. Jessica was that for both my first birth and my second. Looking back I can say that it was her presence that brought me so much peace while I was in labor. She not only supported me as a nurse but was there for me emotionally and mentally while I experienced the journey of labor. She was my rock. When she is with you, it feels like you are supported by a wise, experienced and gentle woman. It's exactly the kind of support I think each one of us needs when we are in labor. Even after the births of my children, she continued to support me with breastfeeding and all the little questions that naturally come after giving birth. Jessica was the first person I consulted when I was pregnant and the first person I continued to call when I had postpartum questions. She has blessed so many people with her gifts and I am so thankful for her." -K.N.

"Jessica was my L&D nurse for my second birth, which took a quick turn to an emergent c-section when my daughters condition began deteriorating. She was so thorough and attentive while monitoring us. Jessica was the calm in the chaos. She was by my side the entire delivery, talking me through every step during my surgery and then through my recovery. She made me feel safe. I know a million times over that Jessica was meant to be with our family that night. I am forever grateful for her."  - J.N.

"My husband and I lost our son due to a non-viable pregnancy at 17 weeks, and we are so thankful to have had Jessica by our side during our induction. She listened to our needs and concerns and was there for us every step of the way, providing emotional support, practical assistance, and thoughtful guidance. Her compassion, empathy, and knowledge were invaluable as we navigated the complex emotions that come with losing a child. We highly recommend Jessica to anyone looking for a doula who will listen to your needs, provide personalized support, and give you space to love and grieve your child in your own way. Having her by my side during one of the toughest times in my life undoubtedly made a significant difference in my healing process. I no longer look back on that day with sadness and loss, but instead I am left with the precious memory of holding my little boy in my arms, surrounded by so much love and warmth. Thank you so much, Jessica, not only for being such an incredible source of support during such a difficult time, but also for helping us honor our son's life in a way that we will never forget." - S.L.

Contact Me

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San Diego, CA