After spending most of my career in the corporate world, but attending the births of countless friends and family members, I finally realized my calling, and completed my Doula training at Bini Birth in Sherman Oaks, CA.
In addition to being a certified birth Doula and trained postpartum Doula with DONA INTERNATIONAL, I am also an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor as well as a New Parent Educator/ Newborn Care Specialist.
Hi, I'm Jill!
I approach my role as a Birth AND POSTPARTUM Doula with flexibility, kindness, humor, and compassion.
No matter what your family looks like, or what you want for a birth plan, I will support you to ensure your needs are met by providing you with information and options, without judgement. I will be there for you to lower stress, anxiety, and pressure, and be your constant cheerleader through every step of your birthing and postpartum journey.
I am extremely passionate about making sure that the person giving birth is supported and advised of all their choices surrounding birth. I aim to achieve a safe, calm, and joyous experience of bringing their little one into the world.
I live in Simi Valley, California with my beautiful blended family of 4 children, and my loving husband Bryan.
Rave Reviews From Parents
The best investment my partner and I made during my pregnancy was choosing Jill as our doula. I am a first time mom and the first of my entire group of friends to have a baby and am so thankful for the emotional/mental and physical support Jill provided throughout my pregnancy and labor/delivery experience. She was always there to answer any questions my partner and I had and ease any anxieties I had about becoming a parent. When I was in labor, she turned my hospital room into a cozy space with string lights/tea lights and told my partner and I stories that had us laughing through the night. She also made sure that I was an active decision maker in my hospital experience and made sure the staff knew and honored my birth plan. When it was time to push, Jill made sure that I stayed hydrated and cheered me on and helped keep me feeling encouraged and safe. We were listening to to 90’s/2000’s R&B when my daughter was born and with Jill and my partner in my room, it truly felt like a celebration. I had a wonderful labor & delivery experience and having Jill as my doula was an integral part of the support system that made that possible. I cannot recommend her enough!
It’s hard to find words that would equate to the way Jill made myself and husband feel throughout pregnancy and our birthing experience. She is the ultimate hype woman, a wealth of knowledge, a friend and the best support person. She made me feel so confident going into birth. She came over and spent time with both my husband and I beforehand to ensure we felt that way. Then day off - she made the room feel so calm and made sure it was perfect for us. She coached and cheered me on and made me feel like the ultimate bada** while pushing our sweet baby out. She helped remind us of the little things - like music to set the mood etc. she also took the most incredible photos of us that I cannot stop looking at. Jill is a friend for life.
- Amelia R.
Jill was FANTASTIC! When we interviewed Doulas, the thing that stood out was her sense of humor and her balance between Western medicine approaches, and more midwifery-informed approaches. What was clear throughout: she is not there to judge any choice about the birth you want or the advice your provider gives, but to support your ultimate desires and well being above all.
From the moment we hired her she was always super available and we were in close touch about our plans when changing hospitals, dealing with Covid protocols, etc. she always weighed in accordingly and remained flexible and optimistic to the shifts we wanted and those out of our control. She had a wealth of insights as we put together our birth plan, helping inform our choices from an evidence-based approach while always respecting our vision and priorities.
We all made an amazing team, and together advocated for our vision every step of the way to end up having the type of birth we wanted. She was full of love, for us and our baby, from beginning to end, and we recommend her to anyone hoping to round out their birth experience with a grounded, supportive, knowledgeable and profoundly positive presence and energy!
- Laurel and Ewen
BIRTH DOULA SERVICES
The birthing person needs just as much attention as a newborn, because they too have just been born.
From our initial meeting all the way through your pregnancy and delivery, I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs.
I’m available via phone, text, and email throughout, and will provide everything you require to make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible. I will provide you with unwavering evidence-based information enabling you and everyone involved to be empowered to make the best decisions. I will assist you by being your advocate. I will be there to make sure YOU are being heard by the people who are caring for you throughout your labor and delivery.
As your postpartum Doula, I believe in providing compassionate, evidence-based support to your family in the first weeks and months postpartum. I want your family to thrive not just survive! I will help empower your family to have confidence in yourselves and in the choices that you make for your family.
No obligation interview
Minimum of two prenatal visits
Phone and email support
On-call from 38 weeks until you give birth
Complete birth support
Immediate support after birth to help with postpartum comfort and assist with latch
Minimum of one postpartum visit
support after birth
Light meal and snack preparation
Nighttime can be the hardest part for a postpartum family. An overnight doula can help you get the rest you so need! I will take complete care of your baby/babies. I will support your breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding choices and help create a plan to maximize sleep for your family!
A La Carte Services:
Savvy Birth Parent ( 1.5 hrs. ) - $150.00
Learning Objective covered in Savvy Birth Parent:
Define evidence-based care
Discuss the availability and pros/cons of local birth options
Practice respectful ways to talk with your provider
Discuss how partners, doulas, and nurses can work together to provide labor support
Describe the benefits and limitations of birth plans
Discuss the human and legal rights of birthing persons
Creation of Birth Plan
New Book Release!
You Are So Loved
Written by Jill Magoffin, Illustrated by Maryna Salagub
Congratulations! Having a new baby is exciting! Do you know that there is a professional that wants to guide you through this journey and support all your birthing goals?
Welcome to the amazing world of the doula. This book shares the role of the doula and the wonderful gift a doula is to both parents and children. What does a doula do? They answer prenatal parents’ questions and provide emotional and physical support during pregnancy and birth. Doulas also help parents as they enter into the first few weeks of their journey with a new baby. Whatever it takes to make welcoming a precious new life into the world easier, a doula is there to help.
You Are So Loved is written by a doula who has enjoyed supporting families for many years. She invites readers into her world to see the amazing work she, and so many others do.