Mom with Scheduled C-Section Delivers Naturally | Birth Story

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It was June 6th and we actually had an ultrasound scheduled that morning at 8am for a growth measurement. I was followed by a high risk OB so these were pretty routine. I only gained 10 pounds during my pregnancy so there was concern that Henry might be underweight. My alarm went off at 6:30am to get ready for our ultrasound appointment, when I woke up I grabbed my phone and started scrolling Instagram haha. I noticed my lower back was sore but I figured it was just from laying in bed. I got out of bed and started to walk to the kitchen and when I stood up I felt something wet. YUP my water broke when I stood up! I yelled for Josh to come quick, he sprung out of bed and asked what happened, I told him my water broke and that I had to call my parents. My parents live about a 4 and a half hour drive from us, so my first thought was… I should probably tell them. I called my dad because my mom didn’t answer, I remember telling him that my water broke and I “might” be having the baby today. He quickly went to grab my mom from work and they started their drive to see us. Josh called the number the hospital gave us in case anything was to happen. I was scheduled to have a C-section so they wanted me to go in right away if I went into labour beforehand. Josh called and spoke to the nurse who informed us to come in once we were ready. I got a shower, curled my hair, Josh had breakfast and we packed our bags which I think took about an hour, I still hadn’t had any contractions but I was starting to get anxious to leave.

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Photo Credit Philip Boudreau Photography

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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.


PR/Tourism Board
Tourism Timmins
Tourism Northeastern Ontario
The New Business
Attractions Ontario

Adventure & Travel
Three Rivers Whitewater Rafting
Vacationland Skydiving
Flight Linez Bootleg Canyon
Atlantis Adventures Submarine
Rainbow Water Sports
Two Good Kayaks
Keawe Adventures
Wild Side Specialty Tours
Maitai Catamaran
Incredible Adventures
Red and White Fleet
Adventure Cat
Blazing Saddles
Walk San Juan
Island Surf Boards
Wild Exodus
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
Sacramento Zoo
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
Giant Tiger
Select Specs
Beautiful You Aesthetics by Colleen
Esthetics by Katrina
Hint of Lime Designs
West Lake Cosmetics
Modern Map Art
PinkSky Co
Kaleigh Betty Photography
Kaidley Design
Lazaam Creations
Clnique Masso-Soma
Alyssa Martin Photography
Happy Hippy Cosmetics
Debby Clements Makeup Artist
Gala Expo
Magic Hands Festival
Casa Lila

Yoga & Wellness
Bodhi Tree Hot Yoga Studio
Spartan Race
Halfmoon Yoga Products
Jade Yoga
Dusky Leaf
Breathing Space Yoga Studio
Bodywise Yoga Studio
Kripalu Yoga & Beyond
Harmony Box
Kharma Khare
Discover Fitness with Kate Durst
Crossfit Timmins
Bodhi Tree Hot Yoga Studio

The Forks Outdoor Fun Resort
Lanikai Studios
Casa Blanca Hotel
Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa
YHA New Zealand
Moncton Marriott Residence Inn

Bucketlist Publications
Seek a Trip
New Brunswick Teachers Association
Achieve Magazine
Kaleidoscope Travel
Tourism Northeastern Ontario
Among others

Jessica​ Palmquist
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

Dear Jessica,
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


Photo Credit Philip Boudreau Photography

Photo Credit Philip Boudreau Photography

Jessica​ Palmquist
Turquoise Compass Wellness
Fertility, Doula, and Yoga 
Lifestyle & Blog
MEd, BEd, BA,​ ​CYT-E-​ 500, FSP, CD
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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