some kind words about my services
As a first time mom, the knowledge and support Joyce provided during our time together was invaluable. I would not have made it through the first two months without her. I found her advice and tips on breastfeeding to be extremely helpful and she was always so encouraging. My son loved spending time with her and I always enjoyed our conversations. Everyone should be lucky enough to have a Joyce!
We had the wonderful experience of having Joyce as our postpartum doula just shortly after the birth of our second child. I don’t have enough great things to say about her and our time together. She integrated into our home as though she had always been there and made everyone feel very at ease in her presence. She supported me in so many ways, from providing care for my eldest child to preparing food, folding laundry, offering expert advice on breastfeeding and newborn care (so much of which I had forgotten after our first child), and ensuring that I was able to get some rest. The care she provided enabled my husband to return to work without worry, knowing that I had some much-needed support in those first few weeks, especially with our family all living abroad. The breastfeeding support that Joyce provided really helped to ease the initial discomfort and helped me to get a better latch, while the baby-wearing tips she gave me helped me to establish a successful baby-wearing relationship with my child that continues to this day, something that I struggled with the first time around. My older child still talks about Joyce and the books they read and games they played in their time together. I will forever be grateful to Joyce for the gentle, quiet, non-invasive, and intuitive care and support she provided to us and for the lasting memories of a joyful beginning to my son’s life that we have as a result.
Joyce was the best thing to happen to my family when our baby boy Lincoln was born. I nursed and had some trouble because Lincoln had a tongue-tie that was missed both by the hospital and his pediatrician for the first two weeks - it was actually Joyce that finally noticed it. So, amid helping my husband figure out how to prioritize cleaning the house and putting together a quick meal while making sure we got some extra sleep whenever possible, Joyce was a tremendous problem solver in our house. She guided us through baby-wearing, which made for a calmer baby around the clock. Also, Lincoln had trouble with different nipples on bottles we were using to supplement to get his weight back up and again, it was Joyce who helped us get through our assortment to find the right match for him to cut down his gas, steered me toward the best lactation consultant and showed us how to keep our household running and stay sane with our tiny little ball of need constantly demanding something new. Joyce's demeanor is so calm and soothing - nothing seems to rile her - she's funny and knowledgeable and caring. In those early days when we were just in survival mode with an immense learning curve, my husband and I would turn to each other before we went to bed for our 3-4 hours of sleep (if we were lucky) and say "it's ok, Joyce is coming tomorrow." She is an expert through and through and I couldn't recommend her enough.
Since the moment I met Joyce, I knew I could trust her. She has such a sweet, calming spirit about her that fills the room. Her knowledge and understanding of postpartum is paramount and she helped me so much with breastfeeding both of my girls. I would happily recommend her services to anyone.
Joyce is a very special person. Her gentle, compassionate and intuitive nature makes you feel at ease immediately. She is a keen listener, interested in your individual experiences and eager to support your needs. She brings her decades of experience with mothers and babies and it is apparent in her helpful insights and valuable guidance. During such a special time in life, Joyce is a true gift!
Being a first time mother, I was at a point where I didn't even know how to get out of the house by myself, not to mention how to cook, do laundry and just even just take out the diaper trash when I had a baby who just couldn't seem to be pleased and was crying the whole time! Joyce came and showed me some amazing tricks. I felt like it was day and night after her visits. Not only did she help me do some chores while we were together, she showed me how I could do them with the baby when she was not around. I recommend her without reservation to anyone who needs help postpartum. She gave me many wonderful tips about breastfeeding, too. I think you will find her to be a wealth of knowledge with practical skills and tips, and wonder why you didn't have her earlier!!
I would have to write 10 pages to describe how much Joyce helped and supported me! I could never say enough. When my daughter was two weeks old she started to get fussy at the breast. She would latch and after few seconds start crying and my husband and I couldn't tell what was going on. After following her guidance my daughter stopped being fussy and nursed perfectly. I feel really blessed to have Joyce in my life. While everyone one was telling me to stop nursing, she was helping me and supporting me as I continued to breastfeed.