Jessica Gonzolas has worked in the field of women’s health for over 20 years. The midwives who mentored her taught her that pregnancy and birth should not be treated as an illness, but embraced as a transformative life event. Her passion for birth has fueled her love for educating, supporting and empowering families. Her experience includes medical office and lab administration as well as medical business startups. She trained as a midwife’s assistant in Summertown, Tennessee with the midwives at The Farm. Jessica founded Village Birth and Babies, a full-service doula service for families in the Houston area. From breastfeeding to basic newborn care, Jessica understands the power of prenatal and postpartum support groups designed to create community.
Jessica is the mother of two incredible little girls conceived via IVF and Reciprocal IVF. She is committed to reducing the maternal mortality rate in Houston by improving equal access to evidence based care for people of color. She believes Every family is unique and every family deserves support before, during, and after birth.
Jessica will tell us about Heart of Houston programs – Mindful parenting practices, Pregnancy and Postpartum fitness, Sibling Classes, 50/50 with Amanda Moore, Anxiety Support Circle, Houston Pride Bash, Friday night Yoga with Bee, Core Class and Comfort Measures, Queer Parent Circle, Babywearing Beginners, Parents of School Age Kids Circle, Birthworkers Circle, Mindful movements, and much more!!