In the winter of 2012, I went out with some friends for what I thought was a casual dinner. It turned out my best friend was telling us she was pregnant! I couldn’t have been happier for her.
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When we started our journey to a baby in 2014, we had that blissful naivety that it would be easy, and initially it seemed like it would be. Our first month “trying” we became pregnant. I remember shaking with excitement and I remember Aaron panicking because he didn’t think it would happen that quickly. For 3 glorious weeks we basked in the joy of expecting our first baby. It had been a tough 9 months before hand, we were newly married and while Aaron was at basic training for the navy, my mom passed away from a short but courageous battle with lung cancer. Our lives were a constant rollercoaster. But the notion of a baby brought a sense of calm and excitement. It was something good in all that had been so hard. But as quickly as our excitement came it was dashed when I woke up one morning bleeding. After 2 days in and out of the emergency room we confirmed my fears, we lost our baby. Continue reading
F R I D A Y F E A T U R E
Hi 👋, it’s me again, Jessica, the founder and owner of Turquoise Compass. It’s so nice to meet you and I’m so glad you’re here. I run Turquoise Compass independently as a full-spectrum wellness provider offering virtual and in-person Fertility, Doula, Yoga, and lifestyle support and services (and beyond).
Motherhood takes many shapes and forms. As a new mom and Doula I am constantly astounded by the bravery, strength, and courage of mothers. I’ve learned that being a mom is a gift, blessing, and is truly indescribable (oh, and it’s also hard too). I write this with one incredible mommy in mind (and all mothers who can relate). A fellow boy-mom and my dear friend: Layla. I write this with her permission unable to contain my tears and heartache. Layla lost her newborn son Ryker Brooks who lived just 5 days before being carried on angel wings to heaven. She may not see or know it yet, but she’s a super mom and one of the strongest mothers I know. She personifies love, selflessness, gratitude, and openness, even during the worst sorrow a parent will ever go through as described by Layla. Continue reading
AKA Fertility Doula / Coach / Specialist
It would be my pleasure to support you and your family on your fertility and reproductive health journey. As your Fertility Support Practitioner, I would support you with your unique needs – the options are infinite and tailored specifically to what you want.
Fertility Support Practitioners support individuals with the following and beyond:
- Birth control, natural birth control, & Fertility Awareness Method
- Pregnancy achievement
- Reproductive health
- Fertility obstacles & Infertility
- Reproductive health conditions & treatments
- Assistive Reproductive Technologies & treatments (i.e. AI, IUI, IVF, ICSI, etc…)
- Hormone balancing
- Regulating cycles & cycle charting
- TTC Journey
- Tying to Conceive after a loss
- Holistic living & nutrition
- *Specialization in IVF
Each individual / couple / family has different needs, thus it is difficult to define the multitude of ways in which I can support you. Essentially, you dictate the best ways I can support you. As a certified, registered, and insured yoga teacher, I can also combine yoga services (meditation, fertility & reproductive health yoga, Yoga for Women, etc…) with my Fertility supports.
The beauty of having a Fertility Support Practitioner is that your supports are designed specifically for you and your desires and wishes. You might not want to spend much of your time focusing on birth control, natural birth control, pregnancy achievement, pregnancy prevention, reproductive health, Assistive Reproductive Technologies, etc…, depending on what you already know/need, but you might rather focus your time on hormone imbalances, cycle charting, regulating cycles, reproductive health conditions, healthy living, available resources, and how I can best support the other individuals who are involved in your journey, etc…
Here is a brief overview to give you an idea of the types of services I can provide, but my services are dictated by my clients in consultation with them. These services are à-la-carte, i.e. a fertility session could be swapped for a yoga session, etc…We can tailor/modify these to meet your needs.
Services by the hour:
- $150/month – Cycle Charting Support Package (includes 2 one-on-one sessions)
- $150/month – Fertility Wellness Support Package (includes 2 one-on-one sessions)
- $150/month – Fertility Yoga & Meditation Support Package (includes 2 one-on-one sessions)
- $175/month – Fertility Wellness + Yoga & Meditation Support Package (includes 3 one-on-one sessions)
I can also customize a monthly package for you if you are looking for a combination of services.
- 3-4 weeks of support for BOTH partners, depending on your IVF start date
- THREE 60min virtual/in-person sessions
Continuous support: phone/text/messenger/e-mail, as needed during term of contract
Unconditional and nonjudgmental emotional, physical, and informational support as needed
- Assistance determining what your family needs throughout your upcoming IVF journey
- Customized and individualized IVF support – information and preparation specific to YOU
- IVF Community referral information
- IVF Support group referral information
- Evidence-based information & holistic wellness
1 or 2 90min after treatment visits to discuss treatment, lend emotional support, any other post medical treatment wound care / recovery support, information, or care/help as needed.
Virtual options available
So, what do Doula’s do? In brief, a Doula is a support person – or a birthing coach – for the birthing person, their support people, and their family. As your Doula, I would support you and your family with your unique needs – the options are infinite and tailored specifically to what you want. Each parent / family has different needs, thus it is difficult to define the multitude of ways in which I can support you. Essentially, you dictate the best ways I can support you. As a certified , registered, and insured yoga teacher, I can also combine yoga services (Prenatal, Postpartum, family yoga, and/or Yoga for Women, etc…) with my Doula supports. Feel free to visit my online yoga profile with the Canadian Yoga Alliance to view my credentials here.
If this is not your first pregnancy or delivery, what you want from having a Labour & Birth Doula would be very different from a first time mom. This is the beauty of having a Doula, your prenatal, labour, and birth supports are designed specifically for you and your desires and wishes. You might not want to spend much of your prenatal time focusing on the stages of labour, pain medications, medical interventions, c-section overview, etc… depending on what you already know, but you might rather focus your prenatal time on prenatal yoga positions, optimal positioning of the baby, comfort measures during labour, your birth plan, and how I can support your partner so they can best support you, etc…
Here is a brief overview to give you an idea of the types of services I can provide, but my services are dictated by my clients in consultation with them. These services are à-la-carte, i.e. a prenatal visit could be swapped for a postpartum visit, etc…We can tailor/modify these to meet your needs.
If this is not your first time having a baby, what you want from a postpartum Doula would be very different from a first time mom. This is the beauty of having a Doula, your postpartum care supports are designed specifically for you and your desires and wishes. You might not want to spend much of your postpartum time focusing on after delivery hygiene and care, post c-section wound care and recovery, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, transitions at home, etc…, depending on what you already know, but you might rather focus your postpartum time on infant sleep, baby-feeding, postpartum yoga, childcare, light house keeping, etc…, and how I can support your partner and family so they can best support you, etc…
Here is a brief overview to give you an idea of the types of services I can provide, but my services are dictated by my clients in consultation with them. These services are à-la-carte, i.e. a postpartum visit could be swapped for a yoga session, etc…We can tailor/modify these to meet your needs.
Prenatal, Postpartum, Yoga for Women, and/or Family/Kids yoga:
- Virtual/In-home/On-location sessions
- Private, partner, and group sessions
- Introduction to yoga & benefits
- Yoga fundamentals & anatomy
- Breath linked movement
- Guided yoga practice
- Guided meditation practice
- Hands-on assists
- Self-guided yoga postures – home practice
- Mom & baby yoga, stroller yoga & fitness, kids yoga, and family yoga
*The investment for yoga services when added to Doula services will be considered on an individual basis.
*Group class pricing to be negotiated
Partner with Jessica
Throughout Jessica’s travels and experiences, she’s had the privilege to connect with tourism boards, PR and travel companies, and small businesses. Her local and abroad collaboration partnerships provided her with unique content writing opportunities.
Jessica is open to new opportunities and is always interested in creating new connections that align with Turquoise Compass Wellness. Jessica believes in collaboration over competition and that people are stronger and work better together, rather than in isolation. Reach out to Jessica to book a discovery call to get the conversation started if you believe your products, skills, or company are complimentary to Jessica of Turquoise Compass Wellness.
Adventure & Travel
Three Rivers Whitewater Rafting
Flight Linez Bootleg Canyon
Atlantis Adventures Submarine
Rainbow Water Sports
Two Good Kayaks
Wild Side Specialty Tours
Red and White Fleet
Walk San Juan
Island Surf Boards
Northern Spirit Adventures
Puerto Rico Pedal Pushers
Carolina Paddle Boarding
Endless Adventures Hawaii LCC
Lifestyle & Products
California State Railroad Museum
Sacramento Automobile Museum
World Wine and Food Expo
Christmas at the Coliseum
Christmas at Celebration Center
Dream Acres Alpacas
Castrol Radical Speed Sport Custom Car & Hot Rod Show
Lite Gear Bags
JustNatural Holistic Spa
Philip Boudreau Photography
San Lilies Bridal & Ladies Wear
Beautiful You Aesthetics by Colleen
Esthetics by Katrina
Hint of Lime Designs
West Lake Cosmetics
Modern Map Art
Kaleigh Betty Photography
Alyssa Martin Photography
Happy Hippy Cosmetics
Debby Clements Makeup Artist
Magic Hands Festival
Yoga & Wellness
Bodhi Tree Hot Yoga Studio
Halfmoon Yoga Products
Breathing Space Yoga Studio
Bodywise Yoga Studio
Kripalu Yoga & Beyond
Discover Fitness with Kate Durst
Bodhi Tree Hot Yoga Studio
Seek a Trip
New Brunswick Teachers Association
Tourism Northeastern Ontario
Turquoise Compass Wellness
Fertility, Doula, and Yoga
Lifestyle & Blog
MEd, BEd, BA, CYT-E- 500, FSP, CD
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Your write up was awesome thank you. It helped us get more business and secure people that were on the fence. I had a customer that wanted to do something different… Her family had been here about 8 times …I sent her the write up and she immediately booked two days. So all and all a great write up that makes us look super awesome…
-Keawe Adventures, Hawaii
So excited you came out to play with us in Boulder City, NV to zipline with us!!!! Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!!!
-Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Nevada
Dear Jessica, the most beautiful writing about my new business, Casa Lila. Thank you so much. You have quite a talent, you should explore and re-invent yourself. I admire your decision on traveling all the world around, it needs courage and self confidence. I declare now I will do the same in 4-6 years when my kids go to college!!! I may visit you, wherever life takes you. I wish you good things happen to you, you deserve them. My best regards and your friend from Puerto Rico, Rosa
-Casa Lila, Puerto Rico
A Big Thank you for the wonderful write up and display of our hotel. It was such a pleasure to work with you. The write up on the Residence Inn Moncton was wonderful, the pictures were excellent and very inviting. You certainly displayed the message of “feeling at home”. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
-Marriott Residence Inn Moncton