The Great Northwest Doula Service
What sets Me apart
I am an an experienced Doula and Childbirth Educator who also happens to be a native San Antonian
I can more completely support your growing family by being able to understand the unique perspectives of both you and your partner.
I have substantial medical knowledge and expertise with Multiple certifications in Obstetrics, Neonatology and Pediatrics
I am a CPR and First Aid instructor for both the American Heart Association and EMS Safety Services
Hi, I'm Jay Rodriguez and welcome to my site!
Having been born into a family of Doctors, my love of and fascination for Medicine started as early as I can remember. While working on my first Bachelor's at UTSA, I determined that my love for medicine outside of the hospital could best be utilized as a first responder. I then became the very first Paramedic in my entire family. During my 13 years in EMS (11 of which are as a Paramedic) I have been able to witness some of life's greatest triumphs and unfortunate tragedies, helping people from all walks of life and across all sections of society.
While working on an independent study for my 2nd bachelors at the UT Health Science Center, I had the pleasure of talking with a Certified Professional Midwife. After this profound discussion, I seriously examined my long and short term career goals and decided that I needed a change. I had always considered a career as a birth professional but until this moment did not think it was a feasible option because of my gender. With the support of my Wife, Family and many friends, I made the leap. In October of 2016, I began Birth and Postpartum training with Doula Trainings International (DTI).I Have been a Birth and Postpartum Doula and Childbirth educator since early 2017.
I Have been married to my beautiful Wife Heather for 9 years. We left the Alamo city for several years as she pursued her Masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Washington. Moving to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, was a change that has been beneficial to both of us in many ways, including the birth of The Great Northwest Doula Service. However we are happy to be back in the Alamo City! We live with Socks our 10 year oId Sheltie and Cricket our 7 year old jet black cat who we literally adopted on Friday the 13th! When we are not busy with work, school or study, Socks enjoys long walks around our neighborhood greenway and the occasional fire hydrant or tree to mark. Cricket enjoys a long nap, a good scratching to his post and a ribbon to "kill". As for My Wife and I, dinner and a movie or simply exploring the wonders of South Texas is how we like to spend our down time.
I love helping my fellow human in any and all ways possible. Whether it is in the back of an ambulance, the birth room, or simply assisting someone across the street. However I can help my fellow human I strive to do that. I can honestly think of no better way to be of assistance than helping a family welcome a new member to this planet, this tribe of man. Having the honor to be able to say that I was there to bear witness on the day someone entered the world. That is why I became a Doula. And that is why I love my job.