At Flourish we strive to be a nurturing hub of resources for your growing family. We realize that this journey to parenthood is so much more than just the birth and the first few weeks of your baby’s life. No two families experience the same journey, and we know that no one person or service could be everything your family needs. So, Flourish has implemented a team of specially trained perinatal professionals. Our team works together to offer care for antenatal, loss, birth, postpartum, and infant sleep. We offer workshops and classes that supplement our doula care, and are always continuing to educate ourselves to better serve you.
Flourish’s story began with our founder Kaylen King’s own journey through motherhood with her two boys and her active part of the community. Since 2015 Kaylen has led community groups around the Springfield area, including Springfield Babywearers and Ahimsa Mama Circle. Kaylen has also served new families through yoga instruction since 2014, as well as working in the non-profit sector with The Doula Foundation. As Flourish continued to expand, she realized that including birth services and Monitrice care was an obvious next step. All families deserve to have a positive and impactful birthing experience and for this reason, Jessica McCoy and Cassi Pearce were the perfect people to come alongside our families. Our team members are passionate about their specialty and love working together to give our clients the best support possible. We are intentional about the services we offer and the way we offer it.
Our goal is to continue to expand and grow to meet the needs of parents with our specialized doula team and classes that lift up and empower families so they can truly flourish.
My journey through motherhood has changed me in many ways. In it I found connection to my intuition, confidence, and strength in ways I could have never imagined. My journeys through pregnancy and postpartum shined a light on the many ways we fall short for new parents. It set me on a course to help other families — first through prenatal yoga, then community groups, and most recently my work as a postpartum doula and lactation counselor.
I’ve been an active part of the community since 2015. I’ve served as a leader of the Springfield Babywearers, and was a co-founder of Ahimsa Mama Circle, a support group for mothers. Additionally, I served as a postpartum doula and yoga instructor at the non-profit organization The Doula Foundation.
My passion is surrounding families with love and care as they transition into their new roles. We have lost the village mentality and in our culture it often feels as if you’re parenting on an island. Families shouldn’t have to do it alone, and with Flourish they don’t have to.
Jessica McCoyCertified Birth Doula & ICEA trained Childbirth Educator
I became pregnant with my oldest son more than a decade ago and my quest for knowledge about all things birth, babies, and breastfeeding began. I attended my first birth doula training at The Doula Foundation in 2011. I used the knowledge gained in that training to support my sister during her birth, and from that moment on, I knew that was what I wanted to do with my life.Although I’ve only begun attending births as my full-time career recently, I’ve continuously educated myself for the last ten years and have attended births off and on since 2012. My intention as a birth doula is to help you create a safe and comfortable space to realize your birthing power and intuition, while facilitating connection and informed communication between you and all parties of your birth team. I aim to create a sense of calm and assurance for you and your support team. I offer pain & comfort management techniques, evidence-based education, community resources, and a strong belief in your power to birth your baby.
As a mother of 6, I have had several very different birthing experiences over the last almost 15 years. Throughout my journey through pregnancy into motherhood, I found within myself a deep tug to serve others on their journeys to motherhood. This pull began after the birth of my 4th child in Washington. Doula supported, midwife provided, partner present. I felt respected, honored, held, heard, and loved. My choices were never questioned, I was fully supported and it was so empowering.
I knew that my experience was not by accident. Birth work was my calling and I showed up. I dove into becoming a certified Labor Doula with CAPPA, and after serving families in and out of the hospital for 7 years, I was pulled further into birth work and began pursuing my calling to be a Midwife. I have been actively participating in birth work since 2013, while attending various maternal-infant health trainings along the way to enhance my education and contribution to my community. Today, I am just shy of completing my Bachelors in Science and Midwifery at Midwives College of Utah, which prepares me to sit for the National American Registry for Midwives when I graduate and become a Certified Professional Midwife.
Homebirth is my passion and expertise, but serving womxn who choose to birth in the hospital is important to me, as well. I birthed 3 of my babies in a hospital, without a doula, without being educated about the labor and birth process, and I felt out of control, unable to savor the sweet moments of the labor dance and the raw magic of being freshly postpartum. I felt robbed. It is my mission and passion to empower birthing persons to take back their birth and postpartum experiences, to be fully supported, educated, informed, and have the highest quality of care. I am so excited to serve more families as a Monitrice here with Flourish, and to continue doing my own work to break down systemic barriers and help to make midwifery care more accessible to ALL who desire it.