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:

In the Greater Boston area:

In the Western Mass area:

Postpartum Doulas


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, Dr. Barbara Franks, Dr. Katz

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

  • Dr. Cory French, Dr. Todd Shapiro, Dr. Mimi Yum, Dr. Rachel Blake, Dr. Huma Farid

Hospital Midwives

  • The Harvard Vanguard Midwives, catching babies at 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

  • Alexis McKeown - 508-889-9165
  • Kim Lueders - 508-328-4047
  • Vanessa Lewis - 774-633-5263
  • Erika Beecher - 508-735-3864
  • Jessy Bready - 508-981-9298
  • Laurie Hanrahan - 617-335-6056
  • Jessica Petrone - 508-254-4424
  • Sarafina Kennedy - 904-234-1196
  • Maria Caudle - 508-463-5591
  • Stephanie Johnson - 617-833-9396
  • Jody Mello - 860 - 949-7306
  • Jharna Harvey Ahmei - 413-265-0274 
  • Kristin Brennan - 413-777-8334
  • Rebecca Beck - 508-341-7191
  • Tanya Rapinchuk - 413-695-1243
  • Catherine McKeown - 617-817-5397
  • Nicole Pegher - 781-812-9445
  • Rebecca Taylor - 812-606-7887

Lactation Consultants

  • LCHomeVisits
  • ZipMilk
  • Jeanette Mesite Frem, IBCLC, CCE (BACE), Worcester County: 617-686-0052
  • Shelly Taft, IBCLC, Worcester and Middlesex County: 508-245-5301
  • Chere Jalali, IBCLC, 508-216-4961
  • Charu Dhiman CLC, CBS, IBCLC, PMH-C, Central MA,, 781-539-7846
  • Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC, Worcester and Middlesex County: 617-231-9089
  • 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
  • Dr. Mariana Azar, Nashaway Pediatrics, Sterling, 978-422-6900