Welcome

I’m Ellie, founder of Joyful Birthing

After the births of my two children, I left my career as an educator to pursue my passion for birth work and have since earned certifications as a HypnoBirthing Practitioner, birth doula, and lactation counselor. 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 calm, and to ultimately have a safe, joyful birthing experience and a successful transition into the new demands of parenthood.

Our goal at Joyful Birthing is to help our clients understand the many choices available to them so they can make informed, autonomous decisions for themselves and their child. We respect that this is your birth and baby, and know that only you can determine what is best. With compassion, respect, and without judgment, we will support all of your choices and help you seek a positive birthing and early parenting experience.

SERVICES

Joyful Birthing provides HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education, Birth & Postpartum Doula Support, Breastfeeding Education and Support, Nutritional Advice, and a variety of classes to the greater Boston area, including the North Shore & South 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.

TESTIMONIALS

​After my initial doula went MIA, Ellie saved the day and took me on as a client just a few weeks before my due date. She graciously worked around our schedule and needs, and went out of her way to make my partner and I feel comfortable, ready for labor,… “”

My husband Tim and I recently had the pleasure of working with Ellie throughout my pregnancy and during the birth of our first baby. A close friend recommended Ellie to us and we were immediately struck by her passion and knowledge regarding pregnancy and the birthing experience. We also had… “”

Ellie is not only an amazing Doula and HypnoBirth coach but an amazing person. I first came into the Hypnobirthing course thinking this was a way for my wife to be prepared to deliver our daughter the way she wanted. Within the first 5 minutes of meeting Ellie and talking… “”

Ellie is amazing, and I can’t recommend her more highly! Our daughter surprised us by coming a bit early, and I had only met Ellie for the first time 5 days before I delivered. We hadn’t even had time to have our pre-birth plan meeting, but when I called her… “”

​My husband and I agree that working with Ellie as our Doula and Hynobirthing practitioner was the best decision we made in preparation for the birth of our first child. Our Hynobirthing classes were personal, relaxing and informative – when my labor began I felt prepared and fear free. My… “”

Ellie gave me and my family the greatest gift: the umedicated birth of our second child. Ellie’s knowledge and passion guided us to the most perfect birthing day. Our child received the gift of entering this world peacefully and without medication and I received the gift of restored confidence in… “”

I was lucky to work with Ellie in two capacities. She was my hypnobirth instructor and I also hired her to be my Doula. She is amazing. Before meeting her I didn’t really understand what a Doula was and now I can’t imagine not having one! To say I was… “”

Working with Ellie as our doula was one of the best decisions my husband and I made. Her knowledge and passion combined with her kindness and great sense of humor made it easy to work with and trust her throughout the process. From my first phone conversation with Ellie I… “”

Ellie is a truly amazing doula that I highly recommend! She is a kind, nurturing soul who has a wealth of knowledge and experience surrounding natural childbirth. I am so grateful she played such an integral role in bringing my son into this world. Ellie was by our side from… “”

We used Ellie as a birth doula for the birth of our daughter in January 2018 and then also followed up with a lactation visit. Her presence throughout the process provided us with a huge piece of mind, comfort, calm and reassurance. This was our first child. While I work… “”

Working with Ellie was one of the best choices my husband and I made to prepare for the birth of our third child! I was blessed with an absolute “textbook experience” for my first natural birth, but was left disappointed the second time around. Although I had a safe, natural… “”

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