Jen Matera. RN.
Jen Matera, MA, BSN, RN is excited to begin a new chapter of her nursing journey with baby+co. supporting physiological birth and choice for families seeking options for natural birth.
Her journey into the world of birth support began in 2003 after the birth of her first daughter, which inspired her to become a doula. She is a trained Antepartum and Postpartum Doula and a certified Labor and Birth Doula. She is also a certified Happiest Baby on the Block instructor and has extensive experience teaching Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care classes. She loves working with expecting and new families!
She has experience as an RN in a freestanding birth center, and worked for four years as a doula on staff and four years as an RN on a Mother/Baby/Gynecology unit cross-trained to Labor and Delivery in the hospital. She is currently a student Nurse-Midwife at Frontier Nursing University. Jen is a champion of Family Centered Cesarean and in her “spare” time, she operates the Family Centered Cesarean blog and Facebook page, and speaks regularly on this important topic. She is also co-owner of Cocoon Birth, the largest doula agency in Denver, and enjoys offering advanced practice training to doulas along the Front Range.
Jen lives in Arvada, CO with her husband, three beautiful children, and aging border collie. She is an avid outdoorswoman and holds a Master’s Degree in Experiential and Adventure Education from her past life as a wilderness guide and WEMT. She also enjoys DIY projects and being crafty, sampling her husband’s gourmet cooking, playing music with her kids, and reading an endless number of research studies on birth and babies.