Labor Support


Joy is a Certified Doula – or labor assistant – who provides various forms of non-medical support (physical, emotional and informed choice) throughout the childbirth process. She is committed to providing couples with optimal, comprehensive services for their birthing journey. Such as:

  • Initial phone interview with mom and partner
  • Follow-up in-person interview
  • 2 pre-natal visits
  • Phone & email contact throughout pregnancy & postpartum
  • Labor & birth education, information & preparation
  • Assistance with developing personalized birth wishes and birthing plan
  • 24 hr. 7 day/wk. on-call for your birth, beginning 2 wks. prior to your due date
  • Continuous emotional, informational & physical support including shiatsu labor care, breathing and position assistance, plus a variety of additional support and comfort measures for mom and partner from the beginning of active labor through delivery and 1-3 hours following delivery
  • Choice of labor support beginning at home for home birth or with transition to birthing location
  • Postpartum visit with shiatsu support & dietary recommendations
  • Follow-up care & support via phone & email
  • A wonderful selection of perinatal professional support resources
  • Perinatal stretches, self-shiatsu techniques, nutritional & lifestyle recommendations

With Joy as your Perinatal Care certified shiatsu therapist, you will benefit from individualized bodywork techniques catered to your specific needs throughout the entire labor process.