Meet The Team

JMS Births

(L-R, Jamie, Morgan & Shanna)

J – Jamie

Hi, my name is Jamie Scearcy.  I am a mother of three, a military spouse, a VBAC mom, and a doula.  After having my own healing birth experience with the support of a doula, I know that’s what I needed to be doing.  I have learned women are empowered in birth when they are supported, informed, and leaders in their own care.

I believe that every woman deserves to have a safe and satisfying birth experience, and that experience may look different for each one of us.  I want all women to leave their births feeling strong, heard, and empowered.  I completed my doula training while stationed in Okinawa, Japan in 2013 through DONA International, and I have been supporting mothers ever since.  When I am not supporting families I enjoy hiking, fishing, painting, and photography.

M – Morgan

My name is Morgan Turner and I am a Certified BEST Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator, and Lactation Educator.  My third birth was a healing, empowering, and transformative experience and it led me directly to Childbirth Educator training in 2015 and Doula training in 2017. 

I love birth work.  My true passion is supporting women and their partners.  I want you to feel safe, loved, and comforted during your birth.  I have lived in Eagle River, Alaska for over 20 years. My husband Matt and I have 4 kids, who keep us on the go. I love coffee, cross country skiing, escaping to our cabin by the lake, and living room dance parties.

S – Shanna

Hi! I’m Shanna Switzer. A lifelong Alaskan, I mostly grew up in the interior, and moved to the Anchorage area in 1997.  My husband Nate and I have four children, ranging in ages from 16 to 5.  As a family, we enjoy camping, hiking, and exploring our great state.  I also love literature, lattes, gardening, and my golden retriever, Copper. 

My passion is serving women and their families through prenatal, birth, and postpartum support.  Helping expecting families to have an informed and empowered transition to parenthood in my inspiration and goal.

I’ve received Birth Doula certifications through DONA International, Childbirth Professionals International, and BEST Doula Training. I’m also a certified GentleBirth Childbirth Educator, IPPA Placenta and Postpartum Specialist, Spinning Babies® Parent Educator, and Evidence Based Birth® Instructor.