​I can't even begin to thank you for all you did during and after labor for me. From the minute you got there, everything changed for the better. Your timeless support was an incredible blessing to both of us. We couldn't have done it without you! 
Love, D.J. and Rebecca
posted 8/25/2016​

As someone who spent a lot of time researching and planning to have the optimal birth experience, I can confidently say that hiring jocelyn was by far the investment during the entire process. Jocelyn met with my husband and I twice before the birth. She demonstrated daily exercises to help prepare my body and move baby into the best position. She was with us through my entire labor (which came 2 weeks early) and was absolutely essential in helping me cope and deliver baby naturally. When I look back at the birth experience, I am empowered and overwhelmingly grateful to have had Jocelyn by my side. 

Posted 7/18/2017 K.H.

Wouldn't it be nice to look forward to your birth instead of dreading the pain? Are you concerned about having a long labor that leads to an unnecessary Cesarean Section? I can help! Birth doulas provide information, physical comfort and coping and can help labor progress with body positioning and reduced anxiety. Childbirth classes increase your confidence and knowledge base, improving outcomes.

Dona International (birth doula)

I offer in home childbirth education and serve Kitsap and Jefferson Counties as a birth and postpartum doula.

birth postpartum doula Jocelyn Skinner

Beautiful Beginnings Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula

and Childbirth Education

​​Jocelyn Skinner CD(DONA) LCCE

doulamatch childbirth classes
Yelp childbirth education classes

Jocelyn was fantastic! My biggest concern about selecting a doula was finding someone that would make me feel comfortable,  someone I could be myself with and trust in a very vulnerable situation. Jocelyn was all of those things. She felt like a family friend which allowed me to relax and concentrate on getting through a very long labor and delivery. Jocelyn was amazing to have at my home prior to heading to the hospital and in the hospital room. She was a calming presence that gently requested I try different positions, walking, getting in the tub and reassured me that I was doing great throughout. She was an advocate for me and my husband when dealing with hospital staff and always kept my birth plan in mind. I would highly recommend Jocelyn!
Kristen Phillips
Posted 1/16/2019

I highly recommend Jocelyn for anyone looking for a doula! Jocelyn was of great support for my second birth. I wanted to give birth naturally without any medical interventions and Jocelyn helped me to achieve my goal. She is well experienced and compassionate and her positive and calm demeanor made my labor experience a very positive and a memorable one. She taught me moves and exercises which tremendously helped my labor to move forward at a great speed. I would definitely work with her again and am recommending her to everyone I know. 

Phil H


My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Jocelyn as our postpartum doula! She was super easy to work with, very friendly, got along great with our daughter,  and was able to share lots of insight with us. Highly recommend!

Allison A.

My husband and I decided to hire a doula since it was our first pregnancy and we weren't sure what to expect. After searching many doulas, we found Jocelyn and instantly knew she would be a great fit! She's calm, knowledgeable, resourceful, and is psssionate about what she does. She also was available any time I had questions. I felt that she really helped educate/prep me for delivery. Our goal was completely natural- Which we 1/2 way achieved. I was doing good until my labor started moving super fast, I couldn't keep up with it. I ended up getting an epidural and as soon as it was starting to kick it, I was already pushing-.. haha that's why I say we 1/2 way achieved a natural delivery. I think my favorite part of the whole experience were a few things.. 1. Jocelyn was so supportive and did such a good job at explaining everything. I felt like I was able to make informed decisions without feeling persuaded. 2. She took some amazing pictures for us during labor and delivery which I will be forever grateful for. 3. She sends an email after birth that sums up the process.  Words can't describe how incredible it was to reread/review the birthing process while holding my baby. Such a cool experience and I was happy to relive it during the email. Thank you for everything Jocelyn! You truly are such a blessing.

Find my profile, and check my availabilityon Doula Match.

 $1700 flat fee (birth doula)

I am a Tricare approved doula

$40 to $45 hourly rate (postpartum doula) 

see Childbirth Education page for class fees

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​I offer a 10% discount for military veterans, repeat customers and law enforcement families. Thank you for your service!

     ​(for more on fees see the services tab)