Multifaceted. Fiercely loyal. List maker. A little bit of a hippie. Those are the words my loving mother said when I asked her to describe me. To be honest, I had a hard time writing this bio. It's hard to sum yourself up in just a few paragraphs! My life is so much more than a few words on a webpage, but I hope this gives you a good idea of the kind of person I am. My name is Miranda Jones, and I have a lot of passions.
My first passion is my family. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a mother. In school, I was given an assignment to write an essay about my dream job. I chose the incredibly underpaid and under appreciated job of a mother. I am one child in a family of eight, and I have always dreamed about having an army of kids of my own. I married my high school sweetheart and we wasted no time in starting our family. We now have two beautiful daughters who are sassy, intelligent, intuitive, and loving. My husband chased his childhood dream to become a law enforcement officer, and is incredibly supportive while I chase mine.
Second to my family, is my passion for women's health and maternal care. The first birth I witnessed was the birth of my youngest sister. Even at the age of 13 I noticed that there was not a single person who cared for my mother during pregnancy, birth and postpartum continually. Her prenatal appointments were rushed, she met her labor and delivery nurses the day of birth, the on call OB met her minutes before her baby was born. After the birth she got new postpartum nurses, and after leaving the hospital she didn't follow up with anyone until she was six weeks postpartum. I knew there had to be a better way. As a doula I strive to fill in this gap and provide continuous, compassionate care to each of my clients. In 2017 I was honored to be named one of Oklahoma City's best doulas from expertise. Then in 2018 I was nominated as one of the best lactation professionals from OKC moms blog. In 2019, I was nominated for the OKC moms blog Mom Approved awards for best doula, and I won the award for best lactation professional.
I am a wife, a homeschooling mother, the sole operator and owner of Sooner State Doula, the Co-Owner of Simple Birth, the Vice President of Oklahomans for Health and Parental Rights - PAC, and a Co-Host of a true crime podcast, which I record with my BFF.
Like I said, I have a lot of passions.
I grew up in Norman, Oklahoma (BOOMER SOONER!) and now live a few miles away in the quiet town of Newcastle with my husband, daughters, and our horse Fancy.
I have experience supporting women during VBAC's (including VBA3C), home birth, cesarean birth, unmedicated hospital births, military families, families with special needs, and so much more. I especially enjoy supporting OU student families, teen and crisis pregnancies, and families affected by vaccine injury.
Training and Education
Birth Arts International Training- Birth Doula
Birth Arts International Training- Postpartum Doula
Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth- January 2015
Pre- Nursing 2013-2015
Evidence Based Birth Elective Induction Webinar -October 2016
Evidence Based Birth Vitamin K and Eye Ointment Training- January 2017
Evidence Based Birth Eating and Drinking During Labor- March 2017
Evidence Based Birth Epidural Training- November 2017
Evidence Based Birth Homebirth Training April 2018
BABI International - July 2018- January 2019