Inner Wild Birth Support, LLC offers childbirth education and birth preparation services in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Brooklyn-born and South Florida-raised, Jaime Hogan is a birth doula and childbirth educator who loved any subject in school that involved art, photography, film, or talking a lot.
For nearly 20 years, Jaime used her organizational talents, creativity with words, and penchant for sarcasm to rise through the ranks in the fields of advertising and marketing.
But after experiencing a pregnancy loss and then the birth of her first child, Jaime decided she wanted more to her days than print ads, budget meetings, and wearing suits with shoulder pads.
Naturally drawn to the role of helper, she discovered she had a passion for childbirth support and had probably been doing some form of “doula-ing” throughout her life. (“If you’re having some doubts about your sales presentation, why don’t we run through it together so you feel more prepared? You’ve got this!”)
So, when reached by the layoffs in the financial industry where her 9-to-5 marketing career had landed, she took a (terrifying) leap of faith and left the familiarity of corporate life to become a professional birth doula.
Inspired by witnessing parents’ confidence grow as they prepare to bring their child into the world, Jaime named her company Inner Wild Birth Support because she believes in the ability of a birthing person to tap into their own “wild” within themselves to achieve the seemingly impossible.
In 2020 Jaime has now shifted her focus primarily to childbirth education, including the goal of helping those who are in recovery from substance use disorders learn about the process of childbirth. By offering childbirth education sessions to the participants, families, and staff members of substance use treatment facilities, recovery support organizations, and other professionals who serve this population, she aims to provide expectant parents an opportunity to feel heard, accepted, and respected, and to go into their birth experience with confidence.
Jaime has a few meaningful tattoos (and some less meaningful), a history of multi-colored hair, a dog that sheds too much, and a husband who still occasionally wonders what he got himself into. She collects books, art supplies, and creative friends (including Marcee Pauff, who designed the Inner Wild Birth Support logo).
But mostly, Jaime is steadfast, empathetic, and a fierce advocate of informed decision-making. She is dedicated to supporting a birthing person and their partner in the journey that is uniquely theirs.
Jaime completed a DONA birth doula training in 2013, earned her Birth & Bereavement Doula (SBD®) certification through Stillbirthday in 2013, and was certified as a childbirth educator through the Florida Outreach Childbirth Education Program (FOCEP) in 2014. She graduated with a BA in Communication from Florida Atlantic University in 2003 and earned a Technical Certificate (College Credit Certificate – CCC) in Addiction Studies from Palm Beach State College in 2019.