Jo Ann Petersen, Birth Educator and Doula

My name is Jo Ann Petersen and I am passionate about women having a positive birth experience.  I am a wife, mother, grandmother, childbirth educator and doula.

I have been married to my supportive husband, Jim, for 24 years. Together we have 5 adult children and 6 beautiful grandchildren.  

I received training for teaching childbirth classes through the AHCC which qualified me to teach The Bradley Method.  After many good years of teaching Bradley, I opted to branch out on my own so that I could give my students the benefit of the additional information and research that I had acquired through the years.  That was the beginning of my journey with Cherish Our Baby.  

I became a certified doula through DONA.  Over the past 35 years I have attended many births and I have had the privilege of working alongside some of the most amazing caregivers.  We have such a wonderful birthing community and it is my hope that I will not only enhance your experience by sharing my knowledge, but also introduce you to many available resources in our area.  

I look forward to meeting you! You can contact me at