In this episode JoLynne describes how the trauma of her first birth experience coupled with the empowerment of her second catapulted her into a career as a birth doula. She has also been an activist for policy change in Kentucky by serving on various committees and boards and has helped to change Kentucky’s legislative policy on home births. This episode is all about self-empowerment, and acknowledging how experiencing adversity will move you forward in life, even if you feel you’re drowning while you’re in it.
JoLynne Polichette is a wife and homeschooling mother to 3 boys ages 8, 5, and 2. Each boy came into the world in their own unique way. Her first was born via cesarean, her second a hospital VBAC, and her 3rd a home birth. She is a DONA International Certified Birth Doula, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and Evidence Based Birth Instructor. She advocates for maternal health and birth options at both the state and national levels, most recently helping to advocate, with the Kentucky Home Birth Coalition, for CPM licensure in her home state of KY. She currently sits as the DONA International Kentucky State Ambassador and is the DONA’s Legislative Action Subcommittee Chair. In her free time she enjoys adventures with her boys, DIY home renovations, and a good music playlist.
Visit JoLynne’s website here: https://www.peaceofmebirthservices.com/