Where It All Began
As a professional and student who is working toward writing her Lactation Consultant exam, Jenna works as a Doula who specialises in lactation, culinary nutrition and community development. She holds weekly family parenting groups, makes delicious and nutritious foods for her postpartum clients and runs around town doing home visits for those families wanting some extra love and breastfeeding support with her 20 month old wrapped on her back. While not on the job you can find her at her desk studying for her exam, writing training programs for Doulas and Healthcare Providers. Originally from Toronto Canada, she spent 10 years in Vancouver BC and moved to Sydney 4 years ago and finally landed in Perth to be closer to family. Her favourite activities are trail riding, kayaking and talking shop with other birth workers.
Jenna Richards is a Certified Lactation Educator Counsellor (Uni of San Diego), Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (LER), Culinary Nutrition Expert (ACN), childbirth educator and La Lech League Leader.
“Breastfeeding in a way that is loving and compassionate to not only our babies but also to ourselves is the key to long term success”
– Jenna Richards
In the Spotlight
What I Do
Pre and postpartum support encompasses supporting families in their new roles as parents. I do this by providing childbirth, nursing and nutrition education, insight into the realities of our birth and parenting culture and how you can avoid unnecessary interventions and misinformation that can effect our birth, chestfeeding/ breastfeeding and parenting journey. I run community meets and offer private consultations on topics that include pregnancy, birth, nursing and parenting and include infant sleep, starting solids and meeting like minded friends. I also believe that we are at our best to give birth, nurse and parent when we are well fed, I teach both group and private sessions on culinary nutrition that will support you and your family to have an amazing 4th trimester.
We are proud to work with and support our friends and families from the LGBTQQIP2SAA community.
“Family Centre Perth acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.”
What We Offer
Healthy organic Meals
A variety of meal choices for doula and postpartum clients, that is delivered to your front door.
2 hour home visits that include a healthy snack, where I will answer your postnatal/ nursing/ parenting questions.
Meeting like minded friends who will support your parenting choices.
Have one or two topics you’d like to discuss as you plan your birth, prepare for nursing or about nutrition?
Everything from nursing, childbirth education and culinary nutrition
Tens machine and a lending library for our amazing clients.