- LMT, Dual Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Reiki Practitioner -
JoAnne is a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula with Madriella Doulas and a trained DONA birth doula as well. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist of 16 years and she specializes in prenatal, postnatal and fertility massage.
JoAnne has trained with Urban Baby Beginnings as a Perinatal Specialist which is a dual certification as a Maternal Child Health Community Health Worker (MCH-CHW) and Community Doula.
She also holds certificates of training as a Fertility Advocate, PAIL Advocate and Maternal Mental Health Advocate and is a Lamaze trained Childbirth Educator.
JoAnne brings a holistic approach to this work as a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner and Maternity Reiki Practitioner, which is a ancient, gentle energy healing modality that supports and alleviates anxiety, stress and depression.
JoAnne is a mom of 2 adult sons, 1 preteen daughter and is a grandmother to 3 granddaughters. She has been in the field of supporting mothers, babies and families for over 20 years. As a former licensed family childcare provider, JoAnne provided 24 hour childcare from her home for 15 years to support families that worked non traditional hours. She specialized in infant and toddler care.
Prior to opening her own childcare, she was an assistant and then lead toddler teacher and backup for the infant room. She also has experience supporting families through the foster care system.