Infant Sleep Specialist
Certified Labor and Birth Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula, Holistic Health Educator, Infant Sleep Coach, Master of Public Health
Aloha, my name is Jenna. I am an experienced birth & postpartum doula, holistic health educator, and infant sleep coach. I have been attending births on O'ahu and supporting families in their postpartum journey through various services (including in-home support, overnight newborn care, postpartum belly binding, and infant sleep coaching) since 2014.
Both of our daughters were born in a primary birthing center in Auckland, New Zealand. We planned for and experienced two natural child births under the care of our midwife. Through these experiences and my background in health system management, I became more aware that the maternity system in America is lacking. When we moved back to Hawai’i, I transitioned out of my professional career and trained to become a doula. It is a privilege to empower and coach fellow parents on the adventure of bringing a child into the world.
In 2018, I had the amazing experience of being a gestational carrier (aka surrogate) for a family in California. The baby was born in the presence of her family at Kaiser Moanalua.
In a world of so much information, my clients find great comfort in having a coach to guide them through the birth and postpartum journey. In addition to doula and sleep coaching, I offer virtual classes and consultations on how to naturally prepare your body for conception, support your body during pregnancy & postpartum recovery, and use essential oils in labor, birth and beyond.
One of my favorite services to offer parents is infant sleep coaching. #SleepIsEverything. A rested mom and baby can recover quicker from birth, and the household is happier. For some reason “sleepless nights” have become the norm among some parenting circles today. But, I’m here to tell you, there is another way. You CAN get your baby to sleep, and I can help. I have been coaching friends and clients for the past nine years on how to achieve the gift of infant sleep. It brings me so much joy because I know it’s life-changing.
I highly recommend Jenna Clarke as a personal sleep coach for infants and toddlers. She was highly recommended to us by another professional in Women’s Health. Upon contacting Jenna, she responded immediately and with compassion and empathy toward our struggle with our son’s sleepless nights. It was easy to set up a virtual appointment and she was so patient as we shared our current situation and struggles. I greatly appreciated that she did not seem to push a certain sleep training method. She listened and asked insightful questions to understand what we were comfortable with and what our goals were for our son’s sleep. She gave us a variety of options, giving us the relieving feeling that we finally had choices for what to do. We were able to find a solution that we felt comfortable with, and that worked for our son within just a few nights. She was always professional, generous with her time, and quick to respond with kindness and encouragement, especially in times of frustration! We have since then used Jenna’s service again with naps and weaning a toddler and can say the same of her still. It can feel very overwhelming to read all the conflicting information out there on infant and toddler sleep. It made all the difference for us to have someone who was educated in sorting through and applying well researched information, but also was there to keep us sane and encouraged through it all! Thank you, Jenna! "
From, a well-rested mama!