​We provide preparation and support to help women have calmer, easier labors so they can enter motherhood with confidence.

Serving Central New Jersey -

Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean

counties and surrounding areas



Besides doula services and childbirth education, Your Best Birth is bringing DONA birth doula training to the Central NJ  area.  Jessica and Dorothy bring Your Best Birth's unique style of fun, informative, hands-on, and practical teaching to doulas-in-training. Go to Birth Doula Training to find out how you can get started on your own doula career,

 

 Your Best Birth provides doula services in Central NJ.  The hospitals we work in include Jersey Shore, Monmouth Medical, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, Riverview, as well as other Central NJ hospitals. Our doula services are tailored to the specific goals and desires of each client.

 

               Meet Dorothy Haines


  • Certified birth doula through DONA International
  • Certified birth doula trainer through DONA International
  • Certified childbirth educator through Lamaze International
  • Co-founder of Your Best Birth
  • Trained in use of TENS for labor       
  • Waterbirth training with Waterbirth International
  • Rebozo training with Gena Kirby
  • Optimal Fetal Positoning Workshops with Spinning Babies
  • Received ACNM Award for "Outstanding Labor Support and Doula Services"


Client Testimonials for Dorothy (click Testimonials at top of page):


Dorothy's interest in becoming a doula began back in 2003 when she was labor support for a family member. She pursued doula certification and was certified through DONA International in 2004.  Dorothy was trained with Passion for Birth and was certified as a childbirth educator through Lamaze International in 2007.  Dorothy helped develop Your Best Birth's unique style of teaching - classes that are memorable, fun, informative, and practical.


Her previous clients have described her as compassionate, encouraging, knowledgeable and caring. Dorothy has had the privilege of being a doula at over 200 births since 2003, including hospital birth, homebirth, waterbirth, hypnobirths, medicated and unmedicated, inductions, cesareans and VBAC.


Dorothy has undergone extensive training as both a doula and childbirth educator and continues to expand her childbirth knowledge.  With her specialized training and experience, she has the tools to help women and their partners achieve the birth they desire. 


Dorothy has given birth five times and has experienced a wide variety of different childbirth scenarios personally, including unmedicated birth both at a birthing center and a hospital, a hospital birth with some interventions, and a high risk pregnancy ending in a cesarean birth. She is looking forward to helping you have an empowering and satisfying birth experience.



              Meet Jessica Koester


  • Certified birth doula through DONA International
  • Certified birth doula trainer through DONA International
  • Certified childbirth educator through Lamaze International
  • Co-founder of Your Best Birth
  • Trained in hypnosis for birth 
  • Trained in use of TENS for labor       
  • Trained to provide postpartum support      
  • Waterbirth training with Waterbirth International
  • Rebozo training with Gena Kirby
  • Optimal Fetal Positioning Workshops with Spinning Babies
  • Received ACNM Award for "Outstanding Labor Support and Doula Services"


 

Client Testimonials for Jessica (Click Testimonials at top of page)


Jessica has had a longtime passion with regards to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and childbirth education.  After hiring a doula for her third child's birth, she knew she had found her calling and in 2002 was granted birth doula certification through DONA International. After teaching private childbirth classes for many years, Jessica went through Passion for Birth and received certification through Lamaze International - the widely recognized "gold standard" of childbirth education.  She co-wrote and teaches Your Best Birth's childbirth education curriculum, and her classes are practical, informative, fun, and laced with humor. 


Jessica is very committed to her work and has proven to be reliable, professional, intelligent and good-humored, with a knack for putting people at ease.  She strives to help her clients experience empowering and positive births where they feel informed, supported, respected, and in control.


Jessica has given birth five times and has experienced both spontaneous and induced labor, as well as medicated and unmedicated birth including three hospital and two homebirths.  Her experiences have lent her a compassionate and understanding nature.  She is looking forward to working with you to help you to have your best birth.