Hi, I’m Jackie, the founder of The Supportive Mama. I am the bridge that connects women trying to conceive, women with postpartum issues and the healthcare providers who support these women.
Over the past 17 + years of my nursing career, I’ve helped thousands of people commit to making positive changes in their health and life. I have been honored to be a part of the most vulnerable aspects of people lives and trusted with the most intimate aspects.
I am a total research addict and entertain my insomnia with fertility mental health books and studies, pregnancy articles/books, child development books, connecting with compassion and any “expert” articles I can obsess over.
I am a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), masters prepared RN, nursing educator, child development leader and finally, a mama! Wow, have I had my UPS and many, many DOWNS.
My Fertility Journey
My path to motherhood was not an easy one. I had three consecutive miscarriages and even lost my daughter’s twin before we were blessed with finally holding our miracle baby girl, Eliana. During this time, I felt very alone and was desperate to find others in a similar situation, but found very little support or guidance in my four years of heartache.
I Thought This Would Be Easier
As I mentioned, I have been extremely blessed and was able to give birth to my miracle baby, however, this has also not been as easy as I dreamed it would be. Due to all of my fertility issues, the first year of mommyhood was full of new neurotic tendencies, postpartum anxiety, and PTSD.
WHAT!? I finally had my rainbow baby, so why wasn’t I filled with constant JOY?
Because I didn’t put myself first and dig in deep to the issues that I had gone through during my fertility journey; I struggled with my newborn baby. Even though I HAD done quite a bit of mind-body work for grieving the loss of my babies, I had not tackled the anxiety or the fears that had developed.
The Why Behind My Life Now
I created The Supportive Mama to help you become prepared for the rollercoaster of your mommyhood journey, feel supported and guided with proven strategies to help you tackle even the worst days, and be empowered to move forward and make decisions with clarity and confidence!
I have found a way to marry my nursing experience, my coaching experience, and my own personal journey to help women find mental and emotional wellbeing while fighting for their miracle baby and thier dream of what mommyhood would be.
I also have the expertise to support healthcare professionals who are looking for a deeper way to connect and support woman trying to conceive or struggling as a new mama. I have been the nurse standing next to the woman crying over losing her child and there is so little you feel you can do. My programs provide key communication tools that help you as the professional provide compassionate care and support your patients in a way that feels right.
I am so lucky that in my life I am able to change and have an impact on healthcare and the women who are living the nightmare.
Jackie RN, MSN, CPC-Certified Professional Coach
P.S. If you are interested in learning more about my programs, please read the Fertility Coaching Programs , the Postpartum Programs or the Healthcare Professional Programs. If you’d like to set up a complimentary call, please clikc “Work With Me“. I look forward to learning your needs and how we may work best together!