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, a sense of calm, 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. At Joyful Birthing, with compassion, respect, and without judgment, we support all of your choices and help you seek an empowering, joyful birthing experience. We bring our heart and soul to each and every birth and are 100% committed to providing you with the unique support, guidance, and encouragement that you and your partner need in order to have the most positive experience possible.
Your baby’s first instinct is to find the breast and begin suckling. The American Academy of Pediatrics and World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the baby’s first six months to achieve optimal growth, development, and health. Breast milk contains a multitude of beneficial nutrients, including powerful antibodies to help protect your baby from viruses and bacteria, beneficial bacteria that serves as the foundation of your baby’s microbiome and immune system, and the perfect balance of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. With prenatal breastfeeding classes and breastfeeding support services, Joyful Birthing is here to support you and your baby on your journey to successful breastfeeding!
Beyond Birth Group
Beyond Birth 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. Join us to share in the struggles, joys, and realities of motherhood!
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