Birth Services

Joyce Kimball, CPM

Referrals

Please see below for referrals for birth doulas, midwives, OB/GYNs, lactation consultants, pediatricians and family practice physicians who do pediatrics. Understand that each woman has her own needs and will have her own interactions with different providers. These referrals are offered in good faith but quality of care and your specific interaction with each provider will be unique to you. You are welcome to call me for referrals to other providers such as postpartum doulas, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, etc.: 508-728-6588

Birth Doulas

Other doulas in Central Massachusetts:

In the Greater Boston area:

  • Barbara Friedman: 617-969-9929
  • Lauren Olson Sidford: 978-465-2259
  • Teresa Coyle Airey: 978-833-8240
  • Lorenza Holt: 617-953-3606
  • Emma O'Brien: 774-218-8783
  • Lindsay Wolff: 617-702-4784
  • Dina Fraize: 508-868-7489
  • Shari McBurney: 617-785-3004
  • Denise Garcia: 857-540-1577
  • Catherine McKeown-Lindsay: 617-817-5397

In the Western Mass area:

  • Dana Olivo: 508-494-9588
  • Lo Nigrosh: 413-230-7516, Spanish fluent

Postpartum Doulas

  • Vanessa Lewis: 774-633-5263
  • Teresa Coyle Airey: 978-833-8240
  • Meryl Estabrook: 508-254-8575
  • Emily Lindblad: 508-769-8497
  • Heather Chiancola: 978-290-0940

OB/GYNs

OB/GYN doctors who have a reputation as being non-interventive in the pregnancy and birth process, supportive of natural childbirth and supportive of mother choice:

Catching babies at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge:

  • Dr. Beth Hardiman, Dr. Malcolm McKenzie and Dr. Stephanie Koontz.

Catching babies at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston:

  • Dr. Marikim Bunnell, Dr. Thomas Connelly and Dr. Tracey Zinner

Catching babies at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Wellesley:

  • Dr. Thomas Beatty
  • Dr. Lori Wroble

Catching babies at UMASS Memorial in Worcester:

  • Dr. David Klein in Shrewsbury: 508-842-2010
  • Dr. Kerry Osterhaus-Houle and Dr. Dena Deldon in Worcester and Marlborough: 508-755-4861
  • Dr. Mark Aversa in Worcester: 508-791-4300
  • Dr. Todd Hunter in Worcester: 508-752-1491
  • The CWC group: Drs. Erin Barlow, Anne Garrison, Tara Kumaraswami, Tiffany Forti, Alison Madden, Tiffany Moore Simas, and Dawn Tsillo
  • The MFM Drs. Ellen Delpapa, Karen Green, Petra Belody
  • Family practice Dr. Mike Ennis

Catching babies at Mass General Hospital in Boston:

  • Dr. Lisa Luther, Dr. Anne Plante, Dr. William Henry Barth, Dr. Rebecca Kolp

Midwives

  • The Reliant Midwives catching babies at Worcester Medical Center/St. Vincent’s Hospital: 508-368-3110.
  • The Harvard Vanguard Midwives, catching babies at Newton Wellesley Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Cathy Offutt, CNM, catching babies at St. Vincent's Hospital, 508-757-2509
  • The Midwives of Mount Auburn Hospital, catching babies at Mt. Auburn Hospital: email them or call the midwifery office at 617-499-5130.

Homebirth Midwives

Please check out other homebirth midwives at the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance.

Lactation Consultants

  • LCHomeVisits
  • ZipMilk
  • Jeanette Mesite Frem, IBCLC, CCE (BACE), Worcester County: 617-686-0052
  • Michelle Stolow, IBCLC, Maynard, MA: 978-897-3637
  • Shelly Taft, IBCLC, Worcester County: 508-245-5301
  • Carol Mathewson, IBCLC, Worcester, MA: 508-596-9377

Pediatricians and Family Practice Doctors who also do pediatrics

  • Dr. Barbara Rugo-Focht, Grafton, 508-466-7120
  • Dr. Janet Slota, Worcester, 508-852-0600
  • Dr. Lynette Knight, Fitchburg, 978-342-4437
  • Dr. Aggarwal, Millbury, 508-865–5858
  • Dr. Catherine Riordon at Chandler Pediatrics, Worcester, 508-752-4511
  • Dr. Ben Leiberman, Hopkinton, 508-435–4414
  • Dr. Mike Ennis, Worcester, 508-334–8830
  • Dr. Mike Burdulis in Shrewsbury, 508-845-1436
  • Dr. Lisa Noble, Worcester, 508-798-3344
  • Dr. Tatiana Hamawi, Worcester, 508-753-7700
  • Dr. Elizabeth Erban, Worcester, 508-757-5520
  • Dr. N. Thomas LaCava, West Boylston, 508-854-1380