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

Postpartum Doula

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

Babywearing Consultant

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.


Center for Babywearing Studies
Certified Babywearing Consultant

DONA International
Completed Postpartum Doula Training Course


Volunteer Work

Milwaukee Babywearers
President and Volunteer Educator

Hike it Baby
Milwaukee Branch Ambassador


Conferences & Additional Training

International Babywearing Conference
July 2016

May 2016, March 2017


Thank You's