Joy is first and foremost the mother of seven beautiful children. Her ability to understand you as a new mom is informed by her own experience as a mother. She has an soothing presence and conveys compassion for new moms while assisting a family adjusting to the demands of mothering a new born.
Joy is able to assist new mothers with the facilitation of breastfeeding. She is skilled in and teaches techniques to sooth and calm both mother and baby. She can assist in establishing healthy routines for feeding and sleeping.
Beyond her parenting her own, Joy has 17 years experience working with newborn babies. Joy provides nighttime parenting assistance to help families create a smooth transition during the newborn stage. As a nighttime care provider, she can assist by performing the following:
"Since this time is so precious and important to parents nothing is more essential than having great support during pregnancy, labor and postpartum and a Doula is a great option for that."
My name is Patty and without realizing it my love for becoming a Doula began after I had my first son back in 2007. Nursing did not come naturally for me and the struggle was real, nonetheless I simply didn’t want to give up, I tried every option I could. I attended La Leche League meetings and met some amazing women including Angie from A Baby Moon Co. whom I had as my Doula for both birth and postpartum with my second baby in 2009, she not only guided me but helped me understand that it is normal, I looked up information in books and online, asked questions, pretty much had great support all the way.
Then, I realized that it was the amazing support I had, my husband who believed in me the women in the LLL meetings who guided me and all the information that I gathered was my success story for nursing. Thus through my nursing struggle I simply could not hold all that information to myself. My Love for helping other mamas grew stronger, I wanted to be that person to go too, I wanted to be that woman that can help you with questions during pregnancy, labor and after, therefore becoming a Doula seemed like a natural answer.
I started helping out family and friends with birth, pregnancy, nursing and baby questions, I looked up every possible answer I could to help any mama I knew that was in need, I tried everything I could to make them feel loved and comfortable as much as I could. My passion grew stronger and stronger but so did my kids’ needs and years just went by before I finally made it official.
I can happily say that I am now a DONA trained Doula and am ready for more. With the encouragement from family and friends my journey has begun and I would love to be a part of yours. Since this time is so precious and important to parents nothing is more essential than having great support during pregnancy, labor and postpartum and a Doula is a great option for that.