I’m Ellie: founder of Joyful Birthing, LLC,
childbirth educator, birth doula, lactation counselor,
and mother of two.
I am passionate about all things birth and baby but especially empowering women and their partners to make informed decisions about their birthing, to approach birth with a sense of trust and joy, and to ultimately have a safe, joyful birthing experience and a successful transition into the new demands of parenthood. Read More
Joyful Birthing, LLC provides HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education, Birth Doula Support, Breastfeeding Education and Support, Postpartum Support, Nutritional Counseling, and a variety of classes to Boston, its North Shore, and Seacoast New Hampshire. Joyful Birthing was established in 2014 with the goal of educating, inspiring, and empowering women and their partners on their journey through pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood so they can have an optimal experience, as *they* define it. Read more
HYPNOBIRTHING® CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION
Do you dream of birthing with a sense of calm, trust, and joy, instead of fear, tension and pain? The HypnoBirthing® Class Series will open your mind to these possibilities and so much more! This class will prepare you and your partner for all things childbirth, it will equip you with a variety of coping techniques, and it will teach you to approach your birth with confidence, excitement, and empowerment.
Birth Doula Support
Having a baby is a bit like climbing Mt. Everest. If you were to climb Mt. Everest, you’d likely hire a sherpa, someone who knows the land, can read the weather and knows the technical aspects of climbing very well. A doula is like a sherpa for you and your partner, someone who is trained and experienced in childbirth and can help you navigate a safe, satisfying, and empowering birthing experience.
Beyond Birth Group
Beyond Birth is so much more than a postpartum support group. It is an educational, enriching program for all mothers– regardless of how old her baby is or how many children she has– offering the opportunity for meaningful connections and lasting friendships. Beyond Birth was created to fill the void that so many mothers feel after having a baby. It is a very exciting time but it also comes with considerable demands and a huge change in lifestyle and priorities, leaving many women feeling as though they’ve lost themselves amidst the exhaustion, monotony, and stress of caring for a baby.
Your baby’s first instinct is to find the breast and begin suckling. The AAP and WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the baby’s first six months to achieve optimal growth, development, and health. As a certified lactation counselor, Ellie is here to support you and your baby on your journey to successful breastfeeding!
If there’s ever a time in your life to focus on optimal nutrition, this is it! Nutrition, movement, and mindset are so important to a healthy, glowing pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum experience. As a Certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Katharine offers support for a nourished, enjoyable, and healthful body and baby. She also has expertise in helping families manage the introduction of baby’s first foods, picky eaters, and how to best fulfill your growing child’s nutritional needs.
interested in learning more? get in touch!