-Sandra M“I was lucky enough to have Joy as an instructor for the “Birthing From Within” class I attended in spring of 2011. Joy is very knowledgeable on all things birth and babies, so my husband and I really learned a lot. I had decided about halfway through my pregnancy that I wanted to ‘try’ natural childbirth, so I was still scared out of my mind about the whole idea. I needed loads of information and great support if I was really going to commit, and boy did I get it, thanks to Joy. She was very pregnant at the time, so she could provide a really relevant point of view. I have to say, the best part of the whole class was when Joy brought her newborn baby boy and showed us proper nursing and swaddling technique. I had actually never seen a woman breastfeeding before, can you believe it? Just knowing this mother felt comfortable enough to nurse her baby with a group of women she hardly knew standing around her, it helped me feel confident in my own breastfeeding efforts. With everything Joy taught me, the most important thing I took away was the knowledge that I could birth my baby without fear. Every woman, whether she is a first timer or on her 5th child, should take a birth class with Joy! Your baby will thank you. “
– Tracey J.“I wanted to let you know that our classes with Joy were fantastic. I immediately felt cared for and supported by this beautiful soul and knew that her shared wisdom was the next step on our path. She answered questions I hadn’t realized I had and helped us explore aspects of labor and birth we hadn’t thought about. The information was great and the empowering knowledge was even better”
– Sarah H“The information and personal experiences you have shared over the last few weeks have blessed me very much. I greatly appreciate the honest and balanced way you have presented your knowledge and the evident care and concern you have expressed for all the families in our class.”
– Niki W.“I had the pleasure of meeting Joy as an instructor of the 6 week birth class my husband and I participated in. She was always very professional, informative, kind, and so willing to help. I felt very comfortable knowing I could pull her aside and ask her anything about birth and parenting. I also had the pleasure of interacting with her and her family at social outings. It is obvious to see she is so kind, big-hearted, funny, down-to-earth, and an all around good soul. She has a huge wealth of knowledge in all things pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting. I would highly recommend her in any capacity as a birth professional including birth assistant, doula, lactation support person, instructor and postpartum recovery consultant.”
– Lindsey S.