About The Happy Mama Place
Meet Jessica Ann
Licensed & Certified
Licensed Massage Therapist
Professional Certification in Prenatal, Labor & Postpartum Massage
International Infant Massage Certified Instructor
DONA Certified Birth Doula
Spinning Babies Certified
IPPA Certified Placenta Encapsulator
Neonatal Resuscitation Certified
International Associate of Infant Massage Certified Instructor
Up-to-date Food Handling Certification
Up-to-date Blood Borne Pathogen Certification
HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator
Certified Birth Doula
My massage practice began shifting from deep therapeutic massage therapy into specializing in prenatal, induction, and postpartum body work. I soon found myself becoming a certified DONA birth doula in 2012. Having attended over 200 births along with constant continuing education and acquiring additional certifications over the course of 8 years, I felt the support I was providing was missing something.
Instead of planning my home birth, I was planning my surgery. My pregnancy was filled with fear and stress. The day of my surgery was even more stressful. Teresa’s bus never picked her up for school. She needed to come with me. The nurses couldn’t get the IV placed in my vein. I was poked by multiple nurses. I had to be brave because I didn’t want to scare Teresa. The doctor missed the epidural space and hit a nerve which sent pain down my entire leg. During surgery I was so nervous my blood pressure dropped. I asked the assistant anesthesiologist to keep talking to distract me. I didn’t care if he just repeated the alphabet.
This is how the birth of the physical location of The Happy Mama Place in Plains PA began. Please take the time to browse through the website to see all we offer ranging from Massage for all members of your family, Sensory Classes, Childbirth Education, Workshops, Events, Wellness Services, and Photography.
Service Areas (included but not limited to): Hazelton, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Clark Summit, Honsedale, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Danville, Lewisburg, Stroudsburg, Allentown, Bethlehem and their surrounding counties.