Birth Services

Joyce Kimball, CPM

About Joyce Kimball

Joyce's family after the birth of JuliaMy name is Joyce Kimball. I live in Worcester, Massachusetts. I am a Certified Professional Midwife, a Birth Doula and a Childbirth Educator. I have two beautiful children: David, born in a hospital with a CNM (certified nurse midwife) in 1995 and Julia, born at home with a CPM (certified professional midwife) in 1999, and a wonderful husband, Mike.

I was once a Human Resources Director and have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business but my life was changed in 1995 when I gave birth to my son. I gave birth to David in the hospital and felt that birth could be different, better.

Three months after David’s birth I met a woman who had a homebirth and met a homebirth midwife in 1998. From the moment I met these women I knew that I wanted to attend women and families during the childbearing year. When a homebirth midwife rented space below my husband’s computer store and was looking for an apprentice, I raised my hand. I thought I would just “put my toe in” but instead jumped in with both feet, going to DONA doula training, attending home births as an apprentice, attending hospital births as a birth doula and starting Womancraft Midwifery Studies Program.

I was a certified DONA birth doula from 2001 until 2011 when I let my certification lapse, though I continue to attend births as a doula. I am Neonatal Resuscitation Certified. I was a long-time La Leche League member. In February 2002, I completed my apprenticeship and Midwifery Studies Program and opened my own supervised home birth midwifery practice. In February 2008, I completed my apprenticeship process, sat for and passed the national board exam, and received my certificate as a Certified Professional Midwife.

In May 2015, I compleleted my Associate's Degree in Nursing. I passed the nursing boards and have a Registered Nurse's licence in the state of Connecticut. 

I attend on average three to four births per month at home and in hospitals. My life providing birth services is a joy to me. I am honored to be with women and families during the childbearing year.

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