Janette Pompeo

Janette Pompeo


 
 

When I was 12, my mom was pregnant with my youngest brother (a surprise at the time). She agreed to let me stay in the room, and I was so excited. I didn’t know much about what was going to happen, but I knew there would be a baby at the end of it, and I couldn’t wait to meet this little surprise. I remember people saying things about it scaring me, but luckily for me, that didn’t change my mom’s decision. I was there for the whole thing. I was completely amazed. I cried so many tears of joy, both before and after. To my surprise, it didn’t scared me at all! Nine years later, I was able to attend my little sister’s birth. As an adult, it was a little bit different, because I actually knew what the process entailed. Both of my siblings’ births were different, but the happiness that came with them wasn’t. I was equally amazed, and the tears of joy came flooding just the same. And again, I wasn’t scared. I realized it was something my mom was made to do, and she knew exactly how to do it. It wasn’t going to be my turn for another 8 years, but I knew that when the time came, I would be able to do it just like she did! And, I couldn’t wait. I always dreamt of marrying someone I loved, and having babies! Being a mom was my dream job, and now I have it. Now, I want to be there to support other moms!

Even though I had witnessed birth, it wasn’t until my own pregnancy that I learned about the different decisions, and more importantly, the options, that I had when it came to my baby’s birth. There was so much more than the “basic” stuff I had previously heard. I was always intrigued by pregnancy, and birth, but being pregnant myself, brought my understanding to a whole new level. It not only made me want to learn more about all things birth, but it made me understand and appreciate (even more) the many women that became moms before me. During both of my pregnancies, I was able to complete the Blissborn Hypnobirthing classes, and it has proven to be an invaluable asset both during pregnancy and birth, as well through postpartum and parenthood. I was able to deliver both of my daughters at Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center. After giving birth each time, I felt like super woman! I’ll never forget the overwhelming sense of pride I felt, when I looked into my baby’s eyes for the first time. I was a mom (twice)! I immediately had this urge/passion to help other moms feel the same way!

My hope, and goal is to be there for any mom, and partner, that will allow me that privilege. I hope to be the helpful touch, during physical discomfort. To be the shoulder to cry on, whether the tears are good or bad. To be the ears, when you need someone to listen. To be the book you open, when you need information. To be the arms you fall into, when you need a hug. To be the errand queen, when you need some water or a snack. I hope to be the friend, that will always be there for you. I hope to be anything that you need me to be, in order for you to have the birth you feel you were meant to have.

I’m a believer, a wife, and a mom. I’ve been married to my high school best friend since 2012, and we have two beautiful daughters. I love getting to spend time as a family, whether it’s being lazy at home, or looking at our favorite animals at the zoo. I drink lots of coffee, and love my occasional sweets. I’m a native New Mexican. I love our warm, sunshine-y weather, and green chile!