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Hello Mamas! Welcome Jennie, Our New Postpartum Community Fellow

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

I am beyond excited to introduce Jennie Martinez to the Werk it Moms team!

Jennie will stepping in as our new Postpartum Community Manager. Jennie's role is to provide both virtual and in-person postpartum support for our doula clients in the forth trimester. She will also be coordinating our community postpartum circles, events and webinars - so you will be seeing a lot of Jennie! Get to know her below:


My name is Jennie Martinez, and I'm an occupational therapy doctoral student. I know what you are thinking. What is occupational therapy?! Well, the term "occupation" means any life activities that occupy your time. This can include self-care, household chores, dressing, working, leisure activities, and more. So occupational therapy focuses on helping to improve independence and quality of life for individuals of all ages. Women's health is not a known area for occupational therapy to address, and my goal is to advocate for mothers' physical and mental health.


SERVICES

I am collaborating with Nicky to help postpartum women transition to motherhood. While here at Werk it Moms, I will volunteer to provide different services to help you mamas!


I can help support the mothers with the following:

  • Laundry

  • Cleaning

  • Running errands

  • Cooking

  • Postpartum fitness (soon)

  • other (we can discuss your needs!)

I can support the children with:

  • Playtime

  • Independent dressing

  • Independent toileting

  • Social skills

  • Teach safety skills

  • Exercises

  • Handwriting

I will offer these services mainly in the afternoon, and I can provide 1-3 hours weekly.

The days I will be available are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

My hours are limited, and will have to prioritize depending on the mother's and child's needs.


I can begin these services on January 16, 2023.


If you are interested in these services, please email me at Jennie@WerkitMoms.com


MY EXPERIENCE

During my time in graduate school, I completed a few clinical rotations. One of the clinical rotations was in pediatrics. I worked with children with developmental disabilities. I have experience working with children diagnosed with autism, down syndrome, spinal cord injuries, fetal alcohol syndrome, and sensory processing disorder. I also have experience in feeding therapy for children with a sensory processing disorder to try new healthy foods. I also have experience helping children improve their handwriting skills to promote success in school.


Most of my experience focused on the child's success; however, during my time here at Werk it Moms I want to take the skills that I have learned here with Nicky to help support all moms!


MY PASSION

I have always had a passion for women’s health. Growing up, I was surrounded by strong and self-sufficient women. Women are the heart and anchor of a family. Society expects us to engage in everyday life while experiencing all the physical and mental changes because of puberty, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause.


My GOAL

As part of my doctoral project, my goal is to learn more about the mother's physical and mental changes that come with transitioning to motherhood. I knew I wanted to find a company and mentor that would take the time to listen, support, and provide quality care for women throughout their transition to motherhood. This is when I found Nicky Dawkins, the owner of Werk it Moms. Nicky is one of the most passionate people I have met who truly cares about women's health and a mother's well-being. I'm very grateful to be part of this journey with her and to collaborate with her to help all women strive and feel cared for.

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