Choosing Joy®️ (Registered Nurse/Doula)
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About Choosing Joy®️ (Registered Nurse/Doula)
My passion for mothers and babies began as a young girl. I went on to pursue a career as a registered nurse 15 years ago and graduated with an Associate of Applied Arts in Science degree in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2015. After working in labor and delivery at St. Peter's, I desired a closer role with my patients. Doula work was just the niche I was looking for in women’s health. I’m naturally able to empathize with women and establish a strong rapport.
Q: What are your certifications and trainings?
A: I'm certified as a birth/ postpartum doula, childbirth and perinatal educator. I'm an Evidence Based Birth instructor. As a certified breastfeeding counselor, I'm studying to become an IBCLC. I am trained in home and birth center births. Lastly, I'm certified in neonatal, pediatric and adult CPR.
Q: Are there any specialities in who you serve? (e.g. home birth, VBAC, etc.)
A: My specialties include assisting high-risk and AMA pregnancies, twin births, waterbirths, stillbirths, VBAC and NICU graduate postpartum clients.
Q: How do you answer the question: "I want your support but my partner feels like they'll be replaced"?
A: I'm very family oriented and enjoy teaching fathers comfort techniques, answering their questions and supporting them in their role at the birth. I engage them in the consultation phase by involving them in the conversation so that they know they are valued members of the birth team.
Q: What locations or areas do you serve?
A: My services are available in NJ, parts of NY (Brooklyn, Staten Island & Lower to Mid- Manhattan) and parts of PA (Allentown, Bethlehem & Easton).
Childbirth Doula Package
• 2 prenatal appointments
• Labor support from active phase to 1 hour post-delivery
• Lactation education
• Telephone, text, and email support
• 2 postpartum visits plus 6 weeks telehealth support
Starting at $2,500
Choosing Joy services NJ, NY (Lower to Mid Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn) and some parts of PA (Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton) and operates in compliance with the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines.