About Doula Joyce
I am so excited that you are considering doula support for your upcoming birth! Doula care was essential to me while I was giving birth to our three children and I am honored to be able to provide that level of care to other expectant families.
Please be aware that I am only able to support Lincoln, NE area residents at this time. Please contact me if you have any questions.
I completed my training as a Birth Doula with DONA International in August 2009, and obtained certification in May 2012. I am also a Trained Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula (HCHD) since May 2015. I am an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor since March 2017. I have completed the Spinning Babies workshop (2014), and am a Certified Rebozo Apprentice with Gena Kirby (2016).
As of April 2017, I have attended more than 70 births as a doula. I have experience supporting women having Cesareans, VBAC, laboring with an epidural, and laboring drug-free. I also have experience supporting women who have gone into labor naturally and those who have been induced. I work primarily in the Lincoln area, and am only taking Lincoln area residents as birth doula clients at this time.
I began volunteering with ICAN, the International Cesarean Awareness Network, as a chapter co-leader in fall 2014. I am so proud to support women facing and recovering from cesarean birth through that organization as well.
In August 2016, I joined DONA International leadership as Nebraska's SPAR (State, Province, Area Representative), acting as liaison between DONA and Nebraska's birth community.
DONA International 2009-Present
International Cesarean Awareness Network 2014-Present
Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and Professional Member* 2017-Present
*Disclaimer: This is a referral link.