Jacklyn Shipp

 Jacklyn (a.k.a “Jac”) is a wife, mother of one precious little boy, and expecting another sweet baby due in the Spring of 2019. Specializing in placenta encapsulation, she is also working on completing her doula apprenticeship with plans to focus on postpartum support to new mothers. Her desire to help others has set the foundation for her present work. In her teenage years, she was a nanny and also volunteered her summers at the hospital’s ‘baby ward’. In 2015, she became fascinated with birth work after she learned she was pregnant. In her words, “After delivering in a hospital and experiencing the opposite of what I had envisioned for my birth story, I started praying about how I could be used to encourage others to learn more. I want to empower women to trust in their bodies, rely on their personal strength and absolutely enjoy the whole process. After losing a baby very early on in the summer of 2017, it became even more apparent that birth work was meant for me. The Lord has nudged me ever since to pursue a path to enlighten, walk alongside, and support other women in their journeys.”
Jac has a B.S in Psychology from Texas State University (’08), with experience in various fields including working with foster and adoptive families. She is the Coordinator for Lifeline (a monthly support group focusing on postpartum mood disorders) at Grace For Mothers. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, baking, and sipping on a nice cup of hot tea. One of her favorite scriptures is Psalms 86: 4-5, “Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.”