Supporting Women through
Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum
With Love and Joy Birth Services provides experienced, nurturing, loving and professional perinatal care and support for families and their newborn babies. A doula's role is geared to reduce your risks, increase your comfort, and provide you with physical, emotional and educational support. I use a variety of techniques to help your labor progress normally, reduce your pain and discomfort, and to help you make decisions about your care that reflect your values and needs. I encourage and assist you in having excellent communication with your care providers. Additionally, and unlike other caregivers during your birth, I'm with you continuously and focused only on you. I do not give medical advice, make clinical assessments or diagnose, or interfere in your relationship with your healthcare providers.
I have experience with and specialize in caring for premature infants, multiples, trauma survivors and parents with postpartum depression. My approach is to support using non-judgmental evidence based information and care for families through these transitions.
I strongly believe that all women should have access to compassionate support during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care. I'm committed to supporting all families who want a doula. Even if you think you may not be able to afford my services, please contact me. We can work out a payment plan or sliding scale that will meet your needs. Above all else, I am committed to creating a culture in which every woman who experiences pregnancy receives compassionate, holistic support that empowers her to make informed decisions about her pregnancy and birth process.