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About Us

Centering Joy Doula Service is dedicated to providing compassionate, evidence-based support to expecting and new parents. We are passionate about helping to create an environment for birth and postpartum that is joy-filled, empowering, and safe. Our services are tailored to meet the individual needs of each family, ensuring that they feel supported throughout their entire pregnancy and postpartum journey.

At Centering Joy, we believe that the birthing experience is one of the most beautiful and powerful moments in life and we are honored to be part of it. We are here to provide continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to you and your family.

About Me

I am a mom of four, and a passionate advocate for families and their journeys through pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. I have experienced both a home birth and hospital births. My third child resulted in an emergency cesarean section and played a pivotal role in my decision to become a doula. It is my mission to provide non-judgmental and empowering support to the birthing person and their family during this most special time.

 

​Centering Joy Doula Service is tailored to each family’s individual needs, with a focus on creating a safe space for honest communication, open dialogue, and unconditional support. No family should have to navigate this journey alone - let me help. 

 

​I am a college professor, former high school teacher and Veteran.  I have worked with youth populations for more than 25 years. I am also the founder of Oh Happy Play, a small nonprofit that recycles unwanted toys and play items and redistributes them to low-income families in need. 

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   Education

DONA International - 2023

Doula Certification 

​Nova Southeastern University - 2008

Master of Science in Education 

​Bethune - Cookman University - 2004

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology 

​US Army

 Military Police Officer  

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