Empowering your birthing vision in a nurturing and supportive environment
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Dutchess of Doula offers a set of services related to pregnancy and childbirth. Browse through them and drop us a message for more information!
A doula is a person who provides emotional and physical support to a woman during her pregnancy and childbirth.
Our classes are fun, interactive, and empowering. We offer comprehensive child birth education that is adapted to your needs.
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Gain in-depth knowledge for being an awesome Doula. Our workshops cover everything that is needed for you to learn.
CEO/Founder of Dutchess of Doula
Joytonia holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in HealthCare Administration Management and has background in Licensed Vocational Nurse.
Her journey started as Doula in 1996 helping various military and families in their childbirth. She has been Certified in Birthing and Postpartum Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator, Lactation Consultant, and Certified Doula Trainer. 2019 Dutchess of Doula became the initial Doula program to start with with Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal in Central Valley Area. Dutchess of Doula is also partnership with Black Infant Health to lower the African Americans mortality rate. Joytonia is a mother of 5 and has a passion for helping mother’s in their childbirth journey.
What is a Doula?
A doula is a childbirth professional that supports, empowers, and educates mothers and their partners during prenatal, labor, and postpartum aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.
Can a Doula help after the baby has arrived?
Doulas also offer postpartum support and allow mothers to rest while they’re healing from childbirth. They will often come in to check on families, do light housework, watch the baby so mom can shower and sleep and bring food. For an hour or two so mom can have time adjust to her new journey.
What is the difference between a doula vs. midwife?
The main difference is that doulas are not medically trained. They are there simply to offer guidance and support throughout the pregnancy.
“Doulas can help you birth your baby at home, at birthing centers, in hospitals, with or without pain medication — even if you have a C-section or choose to have your baby in the woods, a doula can help wherever or however you choose to have your baby.
Midwives, on the other hand, are medically trained and are generally tasked with the same duties as an OBGYN, but they will likely spend more time with the birthing family than a doctor would. They also do more home deliveries.
To have an impact on the infant mortality rate by decreasing one’s ability to have a better survival rate among our women in the United States. Enhancing their ability to advocate for their self during pregnancy and childbirth. By empowering them to use their tools during Labor & Delivery making it an amazing memory that every childbearing woman should experience.
All moms deserve to have a healthcare that is , safe, nonjudgmental and inspiring birthing experience. One Breath , One Vision , One Journey. ❤
Words from Happiest Mothers
She truly cares for her clients and goes above above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and cared for.
I highly recommend Dutchess of Doula and only wish I would of found her sooner in my pregnancy.