Birth Services

Joyce Kimball, CPM


Please see below for referrals for birth doulas, midwives, OB/GYNs, lactation consultants, pediatricians and other physicians who do pediatrics. Understand that each person has their own needs and will have their 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 massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, etc.: 508-728-6588

Birth Doulas

Doulas in Central Massachusetts:

  • Bethany Leclerc: 603-731-5603
  • Meryl Estabrook: 508-254-8575
  • Natasha Trapp:
  • Shantel Collins: ; 774-701-0237
  • Adwapa Asenso, 774-545-6807
  • Iara Camila, 978-795-7541,
  • Becca Clark, 401-545-0936
  • Jo Elle Moody, CLC, B, PP, 508-654-3301

In the Greater Boston area:

  • Bronwyn Sheppard: 816-719-8747
  • Amy Johnson: 508-768-5286
  • Cate Johannessen: 617-947-5093
  • Shari McBurney: 617-785-3004
  • Teresa Vittorioso-Fortin, Birth and Postpartum Doula and Hypnobirthing Educator: 617-997-1063,

In the Western Mass area:

  • Michelle L'Esperance: 413-858-5048
  • Odessa Bates, 413-642-1165,
  • Karrie Perry: 781-915-7974

Postpartum Doulas

  • Liz Mandell:
  • Kate Lux: 301-300-0096
  • Jacqueline Amidon: 774-364-0419
  • Jennifer Dolgoff:
  • Gillian MacDonald:
  • Jo Elle Moody, CLC, B, PP, 508-654-3301
  • Alex Jerana, Baby Bear Postpartum Care, 774-279-0899
  • Paula Flaherty Bolotin, postpartum doula and newborn care
  • Becca Clark, birth and postpartum doula, 401-545-0936
  • Hilary Witcher: 404-630-5245,
  • Odessa Bates, 413-642-1165,
  • Kirsten Newman, licensed mental health counselor, certified lactation consultant, certified postpartum doula, 978-394-7784
  • Amy Johnson: 508-768-5268
  • Ashley Geary: 508-315-9559
  • Gentle Giraffes: covers all of New England, Erin Carroll-Manning, 617-233-2494, Newborn Care Specialist (NCS), Postpartum Doula (PPD), Nanny/Parent Consultant/Educator


Physicians who have reputations as being non-interventive in the pregnancy and birth process, supportive of natural childbirth and supportive of 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 and Dr. Lori Wroble

Catching babies at UMASS Memorial in Worcester:

  • Dr. David Klein in Shrewsbury: 508-842-2010
  • Dr. Kerry Osterhaus-Houle, Dr. Dena Deldon and Dr. Tiffani Forti at Women's Health of Central MA at 508-755-4861
  • Dr. Anne Garrison and Dr. Tara Kumaraswami and Dr. Tiffany Moore Simas at the CWC group at UMass Memorial at 508-334-6255
  • Dr. Sara Sheilds and the doctors at Family Health Center of Worcester 508-860-7800
  • Dr. Mike Ennis and the doctors at Hahnehmann Family Health , Lincoln Street, Worcester, 508-334-8830

Catching babies at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI

  • Dr. Sue Magee, Dr. John Mortin

Catching babies at Mass General Hospital in Boston:

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

Catching babies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

  • Dr. Cory French, Dr. Todd Shapiro

Hospital Midwives

  • CNM Lisa Aubin providing care at Montachusett Women's Health in Leominster MA 978-466-4550 and catching babies at HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital - Leominster Campus "Leominster Hospital"
  • The Harvard Vanguard Midwives, catching babies at Newton Wellesley Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • The Midwives of Mount Auburn Hospital, catching babies at Mt. Auburn Hospital: email them or call the midwifery office at 617-499-5130.
  • Dona M. Rodrigues, CNM, MPH, Director, Birth Sisters Program at BMC, 617-414-7298
  • South Shore Hospital CNMs

Home Midwives

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

Lactation Consultants

  • LCHomeVisits
  • ZipMilk
  • Jeanette Mesite Frem, IBCLC, CCE (BACE), Worcester County: 617-686-0052
  • Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC, Worcester and Middlesex County: 617-231-9089
  • Shelly Taft, IBCLC, Worcester and Middlesex County: 508-245-5301
  • Hilary Witcher, Lactation Support, 404-630-5245,

Pediatricians and other Physicians who also do pediatrics

  • Dr. Ashley Lakin, Riverside, RI 401-437-1008
  • Dr. Aggarwal, Westboro, 508-865–5858
  • Dr. Ben Leiberman, Hopkinton, 508-435–4414
  • Dr. Mike Ennis, Worcester, 508-334–8830
  • Dr. Mike Burdulis in Shrewsbury, 508-845-1436
  • Dr. Elizabeth Erban, Worcester, 508-757-5520