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

Other doulas in Central Massachusetts:

In the Greater Boston area:

  • Bronwyn Sheppard: 816-719-8747
  • Amy Johnson: 508-768-5286
  • Teresa Coyle Airey: 978-833-8240
  • 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:

Postpartum Doulas

  • Liz Mandell:
  • Jennifer Dolgoff:
  • Gillian MacDonald:
  • Teresa Coyle Airey: 978-833-8240
  • Hilary Witcher: 404-630-5245,
  • Odessa Bates: 413-642-1165,
  • Heather Chiancola: 978-290-0940
  • 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
  • The Ob/Gyn-Maternal & Fetal Medicine Drs. Ellen Delpapa, Karen Green, Petra Belody, 119 Belmont Street in Worcester, 508-334-0550
  • 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

Hospital Midwives

  • The Reliant Midwives catching babies at Worcester Medical Center/St. Vincent Hospital: 508-368-3110.
  • 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

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
  • Teresa Coyle Airey, IBCLC, CD, CBE,, 978-833-8240. Serving all of MA and Southern NH
  • Alexis M. Jette, IBCLC, Metrowest Boston, 617-944-5051,
  • Hilary Witcher, Lactation Support, 404-630-5245,
  • Lindsay and Megan at, covers all of MA

Pediatricians and other Physicians who also do pediatrics

  • Dr. Ashley Lakin, Riverside, RI 401-437-1008
  • Dr. Lynette Knight, Fitchburg, 978-342-4437
  • 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