Welcome to Joy In Birth Doula Services, where I serve NWI Indiana, Chicagoland, and the Michiana Area.
Whether your choice is to have a birth at Home, Hospital, or a Birthing Center, YOU have come to the right place to set ALL FEAR aside and have the BIRTH OF YOUR DREAMS.
With Joy In Birth, you will learn how to have an ANXIETY FREE birth experience and join many moms who are experiencing, not only a PEACEFUL birth, but a PAIN FREE birth experience.
As your Doula, I will work by your side as you prepare to give birth; present in each moment with a spirit of love and compassion. Whether you are interested in a birthing class, or would like to work with me as your Doula, I will provide the emotional, educational and physical support you need not only during labor, but throughout your pregnancy and postpartum.
From your first prenatal and all the way through your pregnancy and delivery, I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I am available by text, call, or email to make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible.
I am committed to your health and the wellbeing of your growing family, available whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy as well as after giving birth. I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support, and answer any and all questions you may have.
What Joy In Birth Offers
Before we get in to your tailored services listed below, there is a question many people ask, WHAT IS A DOULA? The doula is a professional, trained in childbirth, who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. Our purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience. A mom should not have to turn down Doula services, due to her financially state. All pregnancies are different, with each experience being special and unique in its own way. That’s why I work with you to customize my support services, always striving to meet your needs and expectations. I invite you to view the services I offer below, and get in touch with me to schedule an initial meeting. Please text or call 219-228-1492 or email email@example.com to find out payment plans and how the services can be tailored to your needs.
BIRTH DOULA ($850) PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
* BEFORE BIRTH *
* Complimentary initial consultation
* 2 prenatal meetings
* Monthly get togethers with other moms continue learning more childbirth education to help build your knowledge and community
* Reading materials for mom and dad
* Hypno Babies guidance
* Spinning Babies Techniques
* Exploring mental, physical and emotional preparation for birth
* Birth and newborn preferences discussion
* Assistance building a birth plan
* Discussion of comfort measures and coping strategies
* Phone and email support
* Community resources (Birth Educators, Chiropractors, Lactation Consultants, Birth Photographers)
* DURING LABOR AND DELIVERY *
* Continuous presence for duration of labor
* Comfort measures and coping strategies
* Doula bag tools: Essential oils (options), heating pad, massage oils, mood lights, music, honey sticks and so much more
* Information and answers to your questions
* Support for self advocacy and medical decision making
* Providing support and relief to your birth partner
* POSTPARTUM *
* 1-2 hours immediate postpartum support
* Initial breastfeeding support
* Phone and email support
* A home visit within the first 2 weeks
* Community resources
* Monthly opportunities to continue getting together with other moms to build your community
* COMING SOON *
* Weekly in person yoga classes
* New podcast starting Spring 2022
* Monthly in person CELEBRATION of motherhood get togethers
DOULA FEE The fee reflects the amounts of years of experience, births attended, workshops and certifications held.
* I am willing to travel. There is an additional fee for long distance births.
BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY ($450 - $850)
We are sensitive to your needs as a laboring woman and understand our role is to document quietly and unobtrusively. Hiring a birth photographer frees up your support people and ensures you get those important moments captured. $450 birth photography with doula services. $850 birth photography without doula services.
PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION ($250) + PLACENTA PRINT ($25)
You will also receive a FREE Umbilical Cord Keepsake with your placenta.
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES ($150-$250)
Joy In Birth offers an excellent childbirth education course. These classes are offered weekly or a crash course weekend. During these classes you will learn how to have an anxiety free birth experience and the birth of your dreams. You will walk away knowledged and feeling empowered about your birth.
MEAL PREPARATION SERVICES ($25 PER HOUR)
After the birth of a baby, it can be so difficult to find time to make meals.Joy in birth makes this part of postpartum recovery easy for you and your family. With my meal preparation plan, You choose meals and recipes your family enjoys, and I will come to your house and prepare meals for you and your family.
(IN)FERTILITY DOULA SUPPORT
A fertility doula is one who will provide preconception support to individuals and partners as they follow their path to parenthood. Just as a birth doula brings non-medical, non-judgmental informational, emotional, and physical support to the time around labor and birth, a fertility doula brings that same model to preconception and (in)fertility. For clients just beginning their conception journey, a fertility doula provides evidence-based information on tracking and charting fertility as well as holistic resources to support you along the way.
Joy is an experienced doula, servicing Northwest Indiana, Southwest Michigan, and Chicagoland area since 2015. She offers personalized Prenatal, Birthing, and Postpartum support; as well as, Birth Photography, Hypno Birthing Support, Placenta Encapsulation, Lactation Support, and Childbirth Education. Joy’s goal is to give you and your family the attention and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy and labor process.
She is a certified doula with DONA International, and studying for her nursing degree.
Once her degree is complete, she will become a certified nurse midwife. Her long-term goal is to establish birthing centers around the world to help women experience a positive birth in a supportive environment.
She became deeply rooted in helping others experience the beauty of birth when she experienced infertility of her own. During this hard time, she was asked to attend her first birth, and the experience changed her life forever.
After this birth, she decided to use her infertility and loss for the good, to turn it around and have loving women become her passion. Whether she was able to carry a baby or not of her own, she wanted to do everything possible to give women the most beautiful and empowering birth experiences and knew her next steps were to become a Doula.
Joy has become dedicated to helping mothers have so much more than just a standard birth experience. Woman feel empowered by the exceptional service she provides through physical, emotional, and informational support before, during, and after birth.
Joy creates a relaxing atmosphere for the mother and partner throughout the pregnancy experience through a positive, genuine, and encouraging personality. Joy’s experience with the struggle of infertility and overcoming such a hardship has given her a compassionate heart to serve, encourage and educate families on their journey throughout parenthood. Joy builds a deep relationship with her clients by using her strong communication skills and listening to their desires, wants, and needs for their birth experience.
A desire that Joy has had is to grow her family not just biologically but through adoption as well. With her first adoption Joy was so passionate about breastfeeding that she was able to induce lactation and breastfeed.
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CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA
A doula is a healthcare professional, who supports women through different situations; such as, childbirth, miscarriage, and etc. She is there to help coach and empower the mom through these life changing events.
“What is HypnoBirthing® you ask? HypnoBirthing® is a tried and proven method that guides and prepares a woman in giving birth in a peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful manner. It is a program a that considers the psychological, as well as the physical, well-being of the mother, her birth partner, and the newborn, independent of context, whether that be in the quiet of a home, a hospital, or a birth center.” -Hypnobirthing.com
Joy In Birth offers help women experiencing breastfeeding problems abbd difficulties; such as, incorrect latching, painful nursing, and low milk production.
Joy In Birth is designed to help women access accurate and up to date information in regards to childbirth and help make informed decisions about their care. As a doula, we base our knowledge of Science and Evidence Based information around maternity, labor, birth, and postpartum care to make informed decisions that are based on that evidence.
Babies have a very important and an active role during labor. As a mom, your job is to dilate; your baby's job is to rotate! Babies must navigate through your pelvis to be born. Spinning Babies is an wonderful opportunity to learn techniques to help bring balance to your body and address any restrictions in your pelvis in order to make birth easier. You will lean different birth positions that can allow baby to come through your pelvis more easily. Together, you and your birth partner can use these techniques during pregnancy and labor to help make room for baby.
Joy was such a powerful presence in the time I needed her the most. She met with me while I was pregnant several times and even recommended a midwife that I employed. Joy offered peace in a difficult pregnancy for me. I don't know what I would have done with out her. She was and is a blessing to me and I can't thank her enough for her help. She came during my night labor right away, she got me up and moving, she offended emotional support and was my voice when I didn't have one. She stayed for a while after my daughter was born at 5 am and helped me get comfortable. I can't say enough how much I love this lady.
Joy is AMAZING! She helped make my birth experience beautiful and one I will cherish forever. She listen to my needs in labor and made me feel like I was the best mom ever. She gave me an essential oil massage too!!!! Throughout my pregnancy, she encouraged me. She has such a JOYous spirit and a loving heart. I also appreciate her work in encapsulating my placenta. I highly recommend that service as well. Pick Joy in Birth! I promise you will not regret it.
If I could give Joy more than 5 stars I would!!!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
She was seriously AMAZING!!! I had a VBA3C 2 years ago & she was a great support. She helped me a ton and she also helped my husband as well. She was teaching my husband different techniques on how to help me when I was in labor. Once it was time to push... she took pictures of the birth and it was great. I love the pictures! She made sure the atmosphere of the room was calm & relaxing.
She also would text me once in awhile to ask how I was and the baby. Thank you soooo much! If you are looking for a doula.....LOOK NO FURTHER!!! Joy is your girl!!!
What can I say?? Joy in Birth is the best doula!!! I highly recommend her to all of my friends. I met her when I was about 25 or so weeks along with my twins. Being my first and only birth, I was nervous about the upcoming weeks. Would I be able to make it to 40 weeks? Would I be able to deliver naturally? Would the babies be healthy?? Joy answered all those questions for me. We met a few times before the birth. She was very thorough and very supportive of my wants, needs, and plans for delivery and post partum. At 38 weeks I was induced. We waited a long time for the babies to make their entrance into the world, but Joy was there beside me the whole time. If I had a problem, she fixed it, if I wanted anything, she went and got it. She did all the communication to the doctors and nurses for me. She supported and directed me during the chaos of the delivery and after I passed out and my husband was concerned after baby B caused me to hemorrhage, she assured both of us that everything was good and babies were healthy!! Thank you Joy!!! You are the best!!!! Btw, Joy gives the BEST labor backrubs! You will NOT regret using Joy in Birth!
Husband’s words “every birth should come with doula services.” Joy Moffitt Czech, so grateful our paths met. ❤️ I was worried about having a natural birth after epidurals with the the other 2 kiddos. Joy was right there to help and encourage me.
If anyone needs a doula in the NWI area this beautiful lady was mine and I couldn’t imagine my whole pregnancy without her! I hired her about 12 weeks into my pregnancy and we became best friends and now more like family! She was always a text or call away if I had any questions or concerns even if it was about food to eat etc. Joy is absolutely amazing and anyone who hires her will be truly blessed by her knowledge and dedication 💜💜
People have asked about my birth story so many times. It didn’t go the way I “planned”. But one thing that went 100% the way I wanted was having this amazing women in the room with me. I now have an amazing friend. I WILLNEVER GO THROUGH BIRTH WITHOUT HER. She definitely was my secret weapon. Love you Joy thank you for helping me bring my miracle baby B into this world!!!!!
For baby #3 I decided I wanted an all natural birth. I met with Joy at a local shop and knew without a doubt that I wanted her to be present at the birth of this child. Hubby was unsure about all of it but trusted me to make the best choice. After our beautiful daughter entered the world hubby told me that all births should come standard with a doula!! Joy knew just what to do and helped me to embrace the pain instead of fight against it. Look no further for your doula!! Joy’s passion to help ladies through this precious time shines through in her words, thoughts, and actions. Thank you Joy for all that you did for us. I treasure our friendship.
Joy was my guardian angel during my pregnancy and birth. I didn't have many friends that had babies, and everyone in my family had babies so long ago that they couldn't remember anything! Everyone else kept scaring me with their horrid birth stories. Why do people do this to pregnant women? Save your traumatic birth story for your therapist, not a hormonal, vulnerable pregnant woman! I needed someone to guide me, calm my nerves, and be my rock. Joy was that and more. She couched me during my pregnancy about birth and we created a birth plan. Any question I had she would answer, in a knowledgeable, fun, and unjudgemental way. I ended up changing my ob when I was 37 weeks pregnant to a midwife. Joy helped me not feel so crazy for doing this! And it was absolutely the right decision for us. She also gives the BEST aromatherapy prenatal massages. During labor, she helped me go through each contraction, she would "feed" me my protein shakes during labor since I was high risk for c-section and wasn't allowed to eat, but she wanted to make sure I was getting enough fluids and sustenance to keep going through labor. She helped teach my husband how to help me work through contractions and massage me. She kept me moving to progress my labor. And when my son arrived, we all cried together. It was beautiful and I know I wouldn't have had this beautiful experience if it wasn't for her.
Joy is AMAZING!! She helped to make my birth experience relaxing and memorable. We met a couple times prior to the delivery to go over my birth plan. You can be confident that Joy will support you in your birth plan, however that looks for you. She made me feel comfortable and confident. She was a great addition to my birth team and provided emotional support to myself and husband. She stayed afterwards to ensure both myself and newly born son were doing well. Joy is great! You will not be disappointed!! She offers postnatal care and photography as well!! It's amazing that she offers so many wonderful services.
Joy was the best! She made my birthing experience a positive thing. She brought essential oils for me to relax during labor which was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and if she didn’t know something, she would find out for me what I needed to know, and she was such a sweet, calming presence. EVERYONE NEEDS JOY IN THEIR LIFE! But seriously, she is amazing! She was someone that helped us know what we wanted to ask the nurses or doctor. She also empowered us in our birth and let us know that we had choices. And if I have baby questions or nursing questions after, she gives me great advice on products and such as well. Thank you for everything and I do truly hope to see you again!
We absolutely loved having Joy as our Birth Doula and Photographer for our home water birth last year! She was professional and adapted to our specific needs during the pregnancy and birthing time. I especially appreciated the way she gently supported me with encouraging words and Scripture verses just before I birthed. The photos that she took during the birthing time and our baby's first photos were all beautiful and priceless! We are so grateful that Joy was a part of our story! Thank you again, Joy In Birth! <3
I was very excited and prepared to use Joy throughout my birth... but my lil guy had a different plan and came flying out 3 wks early! I did however use some of her techniques I had remembered from our conversations to get me through the pain, and I got to use her and her photography skills to capture my lil guy in his first few hours of life outside my belly. She was so sweet and so amazing to work with!
I had a wonderful experience with Joy as my doula! She is knowledgeable, professional, personable and I felt like more than "just a client". She went above our expectation in being easy to reach, promptly responsive and readily available. She took the time to get to know me, my fears, anxieties, birth plan and details for the birth. She was exactly what I needed in labor. She could read me and knew exactly what I wanted or needed without being asked. Definitely a great choice for anyone looking for a doula!
Joy was there for my second home birth and she was beyond what I expected. She sees a need and fills it, she listens to your wants and desires and does whatever she can to meet those needs. I cherish the pictures she took and the support she gave me while welcoming another baby into our family.
Joy was my doula for my last birth. She was so supportive and encouraging. She massaged me during labor and rubbed essential oils on my back to help me relax. She also came to my home for prenatal meetings to go over my wishes for a beautiful birth, and then she did her best to bring my wishes to fruition. It was a pleasure to have her as a my doula. I would definitely recommend her!
I had Joy as my photographer at my homebirth and she was nothing less than amazing! She was very attentive and professional, and really went above and beyond what she was being paid to do. I highly recommend her services!!
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