Jocelyn Albertson’s (she/her) desire to empower birthing people and passion for all things to do with birth has led her to be a highly recommended birth and postpartum doula on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She strongly believes in the transformative power of birth and in a woman’s innate ability to birth her baby in the way that feels right to her. She believes it is important to support and honor the choices a mother makes, as well as act as a resource and provide the information she needs to make informed choices about her care. Jocelyn has extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. She established New World Doula Services, LLC in 2012.
She is an active member of Holistic Moms Network and the La Leche League of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, & Vermont. She has also spoken on the benefits of having a birth doula at a La Leche League meeting and was a featured speaker at NICE-Natural Infant and Child Expo in March of 2016. She owns a cloth diaper service, Full Moon Diapers, which services the South Shore.
Jocelyn lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts with her husband Neil, 2 daughters (10 and 7) and their 2 dogs (a long-haired miniature dachshund and dachshund mix rescue).
- Certified Birth Doula, DONA International
- Certified Childbirth Educator, Lamaze International
- Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, ProDoula
- Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist, ProDoula
- PAILAdvocate (Pregnancy and Infant Loss), PAIL
- Rebozo certified, http://www.genakirby.com
- Trained Babywearing Educator, Center for Babywearing Studies
Lindsay has always made family and children a priority in her life and the work of a birth doula is the perfect compliment to her every day job as a massage therapist. She was drawn to becoming a doula while in college and pursued her doula training after having her second child when she knew the time was right.
Lindsay has bachelor degrees in Athletic Training and Physical Education, and is 500 hour certified in yoga. She became a licensed massage therapist in 2013 and found her passion in working with pregnant mothers. After careful consideration, she took on the CAPPA certification to become a birth doula. It is Lindsay’s hope to meld all of her loves into an all-encompassing offering: yoga, massage and doula work in order to create a whole body and mind experience.
Lindsay lives in Plymouth with her husband Chris and their three young daughters.
From cosmetology to surrogacy to postpartum doula care, Cara has been supporting women for 15 years. Through her calming nature, she seeks to reaffirm her client’s instincts and parenting decisions, hoping to provide them with the care and rest that they need to recover from birth and the confidence needed to take the best care of their child(ren).
Cara began studying with ProDoula in 2016 as a Postpartum & Infant Care Specialist, and has built a large part of her experience on caring for families with multiples. She offers mainly overnight support to help families adjust and get the sleep and guidance they need during this major life transition.
As an IVF warrior through several Gestational Surrogacy journeys, Cara is able to lend an ear and hold a hand through all things infertility and IVF related.
Cara is also the COO for a non profit organization, Angel Babies, offering angel gown kits for families of babies born too soon, as well as memorial events for the loss community. She is going through bereavement training to give structure to the support she already offers to those going through a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infancy loss.
Cara lives in Southern Massachusetts with her husband, their two teen children whom she has homeschooled since 2012, and their yorkie terrier. Cara’s family has hosted summer exchange students from Spain through Let’s Boston and they are land stewards for the Buzzards Bay Coalition.
Stephanie B. has been working with children and families for 12+ years and has followed her passion for birth work for over 3 years. She serves the entire Boston and South Shore area. She was trained through DONA international for birth and postpartum doula support, and is a certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner. Stephanie previously worked as a volunteer doula at MGH through their program geared towards low income and at risk patients. She has found a passion in birth work and is constantly looking to improve her knowledge and skills keeping up with the “trends” in the birthing community. She is focused on helping families achieve their own birth wishes, whatever they may be, with confidence, compassion and comfort. Stephanie believes every birth is uniquely beautiful and has its own path and she is passionate about helping mothers achieve their ideal birth.
Stephanie lives in Weymouth, MA with her husband, her son, and yellow lab, Elliot!
Danielle is a kind and compassionate soul who finds great joy in snuggling babies and supporting families. Her love for babies began very early on in life, growing up in a tight knit family as the oldest cousin of 24 grandchildren. Sleepovers at aunts and uncles in the early weeks of parenthood included helping them with any task possible with the babies or around the home. As life went on, the same went for helping support friends as they welcomed their new babies. After working years in an OB/GYN practice, Danielle’s interest in pregnancy and postpartum stages grew into quite a passion, leading her to become a doula. For Danielle, watching and helping families navigate their path and thrive while doing so is absolutely the most rewarding part of being a doula.
Erinn has always found pregnancy and birth to be a beautiful part of life. Her first birth experience was supporting a young mother in 2002. Her goal is to provide families with the information and support that they need in order to have the most positive birth experience possible. She encourages families to know their options and make informed decisions because the choices they make will affect their family and no one else. Erinn fully supports all types of birth and the decisions a mother makes. She believes in working in conjunction with the partner or support person and encourages them to play as active a role as they are comfortable.
She attended Bridgewater State and has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. She has a passion for learning and continues to educate herself on all matters regarding birth and postpartum.
Erinn lives in the midcape area with her husband, daughter (14), son (11), and seven chickens.
For the past 11 years, due to her enthusiasm for births, she has been asked to attend many births of family members and friends. Always honoring this special event that she was to be a part of, Vida embraced it passionately and assisted in anyway she could. About 3 years ago, she was totally reaffirmed of the value of her presence and expertise that she should be doing what she LOVES! She trained with and achieved her certification through DONA International and made a commitment to pregnant women and their families in creating a positive birth experience.
Vida has a creative, curious, outlook towards life, married with 3 “adventuresome adult children”, whom are scattered around the globe. She feels at this time in her life, she has the energy, expertise, enthusiasm and time to empower women in this important life event.
She embraces healthy living through exercise, nutrition, and meditation. Always learning, listening, and observing what life has to offer.
Andrea is a CAPPA-trained postpartum doula and also a mother of 3 children under the age of 5. Needless to say, she is well-versed in organized chaos!
Andrea taught as an elementary school art teacher for 5 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. These experiences, in addition to her previous work in the early intervention, early childhood education, and special education fields, and several years spent working as a nanny, have prepared her greatly for a role as a postpartum doula.
Andrea personally understands the difficult, overwhelming, confusing, and absolutely magical experiences that the postpartum period brings. She will do her best each day to make sure that new and seasoned mothers and their partners feel supported, comforted, well rested, well fed, and confident in their parenting abilities. Andrea is very excited to be able to facilitate an enriching postpartum experience for local families through day-time support services.
Andrea lives in Kingston, MA with her husband, babies, and one-eyed rescue Boston Terrier, Sally.
Chrissy has over 20 years experience caring for families, children, and babies on the South Shore. Whether through being a nanny, an apprentice to a home-birth midwife, a labor and delivery registered nurse (RN) in the state of Utah, a maternity nurse, a Level 2 NICU nurse, or as a Lactation Consultant, Chrissy always puts 110% of her skill, effort, and empathy into her care. The joy and accomplishment of feeding your baby with your own milk is the most beautiful journey that Chrissy thrives and delights in helping countless other mothers with.
She holds a B.S.N. with magna cum laude mention and departmental honors. Chrissy has since cared for thousands of families at home, inpatient at several hospitals, and outpatient providing pediatric lactation care to families from all over the world. Chrissy mentors medical students, residents, and staff members through bedside shadowing, breastfeeding education presentations, and hands on workshops. Chrissy is currently studying to become a craniosacral therapist, as she believes this therapy will further enhance her work with babies on a deep level. She is continually attending training and research in the lactation science field.
Chrissy has a solid knowledge base for helping families through the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding through all stages of infancy. She works hard to provide complete and holistic care when teaching holistic breastfeeding classes and offering home visits for lactation support in the comfort of your home. Chrissy looks forward to sharing her expertise and is excited to be a part of your family’s breastfeeding journey.
Chrissy provides lactation consultant services only.
Surey’s journey as a birth and postpartum professional began from a very early age, when she would volunteer to help moms and care for babies at family and community events. As a teenager, when she first learned that having a child did not have to be like the scary, chaotic scenes she’d always seen on TV growing up, her interest only grew.
She holds a B.A. in Anthropology, an M.A. in Archaeology & Heritage Management, and focused on cultural norms and practices surrounding gender identity, sexuality, and the construction of womanhood throughout her academic career. As time passed, however, her fascination with childbirth and supporting growing families kept beckoning.
When she had the opportunity to support her baby sister in having her first baby, she knew she had found her calling. From that time on, she has never stopped learning and supporting families in having their best birth experience and transition to life with a new baby. She is a certified Labor Doula, Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist, Belly Bind Wrap Artist, Certified Lactation Counselor, Child Passenger Safety Technician, and Childbirth Educator.
Surey lives in southern Massachusetts with her husband, Paul, and their mischievous Balinese cat, Loki.
Sheila has been working with children and families for nearly 30 years. Her adoration of children and the desire to help a family unit bloomed when she took on the role of a nanny for a family with a toddler and newborn. Sheila understands how important helping one another truly is in strengthening the family bond and connection of its members. She truly believes in the saying, “It takes a village!” It was a natural progression for her to study in the field of Early Childhood Education and Psychology at BSU.
When the opportunity to become a doula presented itself, it became clear to Sheila that this was a path to follow, the next step in her journey of helping others. She began studying with ProDoula and understands that this is a time of transition for families, and she is ready to help each individual member in any way that is best for them. She believes she can make a difference in the quality of life for the families she works with. Sheila continues to expand her knowledge and expertise by attending trainings and workshops in all things related to the postpartum period.
Sheila is honored to offer Postpartum & Infant Care doula services. She lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts with her husband.
With over 20 years of experience in the childcare field, Shannon has been a source of support for hundreds of families. Her desire to help women during pregnancy and childbirth made for a smooth transition in to the role of doula.
Shannon began studying with ProDoula and strives to bring families the best possible care during the pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. She prides herself on her ability to serve women through this process in the manner that best suits their family.
Shannon is actively working to better herself as a doula by continually attending trainings on all things birth related. She believes that her role is important to encourage, support and guide women through the miracle of childbirth.
Shannon lives in Bourne, Massachusetts with her husband Nik and their two young sons.
Her practices are trauma informed, HAES (Health at Every Size) centered, and evidence-based. Her approach is gentle and supportive when working with families.
Amber lives in Weymouth with her partner and 4 cats.
Melody is a BADT (Birthing Advocacy Doula Training) trained and certified full spectrum doula and certified birth doula through Madriella. She is also mother of 5 who fell into the wonderful world of birthwork and support over 20 years ago and has never looked back. She was inspired to become a Certified Lactation Consultant and doula determined to serve disenfranchised women after partnering with a wonderful organization in Boston called the Vital Village Network and the Boston Breastfeeding Coalition. A certified yogi in Vinyasa, Melody brings calm and reassurance to the birthing experience.
Having nursed her own 5 children with little to no support with the challenges she faced and having had very traumatic birth experiences of her own, Melody is very familiar with the complexities of breastfeeding and birthing and wanted to use herself and her experiences to help and inspire, inform and encourage other mothers.
Melody is committed to providing moms with the tools and confidence they need to have the birthing experience they want to have and to overcome breastfeeding obstacles and meet their breastfeeding goals by any means necessary.
In addition to being a doula and providing breastfeeding support and counseling, Melody has been a public speaker in the world of lactation. Melody has been a featured speaker at the CDC’s USBC Annual National Breastfeeding conference, Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition’s yearly Breastfeeding in the Baystate conference, Vital Village Network under the auspices of Boston Medical Center’s annual leadership conference and more.
Quote: “Girls are the future mothers of our society and it is important that we focus on their well-being.” ~Miriam Makeba
Stephanie S. became inspired by the doulas mission when she was working as a medical malpractice paralegal. The firm represented children who suffered permanent injuries at birth. In these cases, families with doulas found the extra support to be essential in their recovery from the experience. As Stephanie assisted families through the legal process and got to know the children, she realized she wanted to be on the other side of those memories. She shifted her focus to birthwork, hoping to use her experience to provide individualized, compassionate care to birthing people and their families.
Abby has been working with infants and children for over 15 years. She is currently obtaining her certification through DONA International and her Childbirth Education Certification from BACE-NMC (Boston Association for Childbirth Education). She is also in the process of becoming a Breastfeeding Counselor. Her passion for birthing people’s rights, to be an advocate, and for helping birthing people during the perinatal period is evident in her care for birthing families. She is always looking for ways to continue her education and is constantly reading and learning more evidence based research.
Abby has her Associates Degree in Health Science. She was a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) for five years, helping a family with their three kids, one of whom has special needs. She is drawn to helping helping families find their voice and advocating for the people that cannot.
Abby lives in North Dighton, a small town she grew up in, in southern MA with her partner and their three children, two dogs and one cat.