HOW I SUPPORT YOU
When invited to journey with someone through their pregnancy and birth, I become an ally, someone to walk beside them and to lean on when needed.
My investment is in my client's sense of safety and to make sure they have access to the resources they need to make the decisions right for them. I recognize that every mom-to-be has her own set of hopes and expectations for her birth, and every birth is unique and the experience of it is deeply personal. I offer non-judgmental care and mentoring in preparation for this journey, so couples greet labor with knowledge, connection, confidence, and trust.
The focus of my work is to support my clients through education in evidence-based care by providing information so that they can make informed decisions about their practitioners, birth setting, interventions, attendees, etc. As my client, I will listen with compassion and an open heart, offer you hands-on support, and honor you with dignity and compassion.
"[JOY] PROVIDED US WITH ANTICIPATORY GUIDANCE ALONG THE WAY."
Ellen O'Mally Kato, FNP
Birth Doula - DONA trained (2012)
Childbirth International Doula Trained and Certified
CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator
Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypno-Doula
Placenta Arts Specialist - APPA Certified and PBi trained
Rebozo Trained with Gina Kirby
Postpartum Doula - trained through Natural Resources
Spinning Babies Trained
Homebirth for Doulas - training through Cornerstone Midwifery
CPR & First Aid Certified - American Red Cross (current)
BIRTH DOULA CARE
We serve as your mentors and coaches during your pregnancy and birth. We personalize our doula care to meet your individual needs and desires. We both have complementary skills and draw upon our various trainings to deepen the connection to birth for mamas and their partners.
Postpartum wellness is on your mind and you have heard some of the benefits of placenta encapsulation. All of Joy's experience, as well as her trainings and certification with APPA has led to one thing: superior safety and rigorous standards applied to every aspect of your care.
Perhaps you want to take a childbirth class, but you have a busy schedule. or maybe you prefer to meet privately in the comfort of your own home. These classes are the perfect option! Joy is a Certified Childbirth Educator and understands that some families prefer to have the class brought to them.
"It was such a blessing to know that we could absolutely count on Joy to be our rock during this whole process."
Courtney La Cava | MS, CAS. CMT