In the 5 years that she’s been serving growing families, Jesse Petke has been referred to as “a soothing presence” and “all around phenomenal”. Her knowledge and judgment-free support has helped numerous families to get the most out of their pregnancy and birth experiences.
Jesse is a childbirth educator, placenta specialist, and doula providing prenatal, labor, and postpartum support. In 2011, Jesse began her doula journey with training from DONA International. In 2015, she trained with ProDoula. She has also been trained in the Spinning Babies philosophy. With a passion for helping women succeed, Jesse feels honored to be a part of such an amazing time in the life of these families.
Jesse’s favorite part of owning Birth and Beyond is that she gets to meet so many strong women. She enjoys watching her staff and clients learn to empower themselves. She also takes immense joy in helping partners to support the birthing individuals during birth the way she needs to be supported.
Jesse lives in Withee, Wisconsin with her husband of 7 years and their precocious daughter, Amelia. Her hobbies include creating custom jewelry and playing the piano.
Kelly Biedermann: Doula/Placenta Specialist
Kelly has been a casual doula for 6 years. Her clients have been elated with her flexibility as a doula. She moves from gentle to firm as the situation dictates. Her stamina during births creates an energy that mothers can draw from.
Kelly has recently made the commitment to be a professional doula. She participates in all of the services Birth and Beyond offers. She is a ProDoula trained Doula. She has also been trained in the Spinning Babies philosophy. Her goal with each client is to help them be as confident in their birthing and parenting abilities as they can be.
Her favorite part of being a doula is meeting all of the new babies and watching moms-to-be become amazing mothers. No matter how many births she sees, she is still in awe of the miracle of birth.
Kelly lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with her husband, Matt, and 3 unbelievable children: Carissa, Logan, and Greta. She is also a professional photographer and owner of Aubade Photography.