About Jessica Featherstone
Jessica Featherstone is the founder of Close to the Heart Baby, a babywearing consulting and postpartum doula service that provides support to caregivers in Ozaukee, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. Jessica lives in Cedarburg with a rambunctious toddler, her husband and two dogs.
About Close to the Heart
Having my first child made me realize that what new parents and caregivers really need is support. Someone to support caregivers as they go throughout the first weeks and beyond. After speaking with Ann Grauer and a few other women in the area, I decided to become a postpartum doula and start Close to the Heart. I completed the Postpartum Doula Training Course with DONA International.
I began babywearing when my first child was a newborn and happiest held close. A sling received as a gift made those first weeks of parenthood an easier transition. As my child grew, I discovered other carriers and the local babywearing group. After attending a few meetings, I decided to volunteer. There, I found my passion for helping caregivers learn to use carriers to ease the transition into life with little ones.
To continue to help caregivers, I completed the training course with the Center for Babywearing Studies in June 2016 and am now a Certified Babywearing Consultant.