Joy is a 30-something mother of two water-birthed children. She is married to Peter, an academic professional, and has one crazy and fun-loving dog, Nutmeg.
Joy is a DONA trained doula and a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. She was mentored and taught Birthing From Within childbirth education by and with Jean Sala Smith, MSN CNM, and Betty Fairman-Hoffman, MSN CNM. Joy also served as a midwife’s assistant at Inanna Birth and Women’s Care while living in Denton, TX.
Joy stays busy teaching childbirth classes at Park Ridge Health, The Baby Place in Hendersonville, NC on Sundays, and attending nursing school, full-time during the week.