My name is Joan Katinas and I'm a certified birth doula and certified breastfeeding counselor. I'm here to help you seamlessly transition into motherhood feeling empowered to make the best choices for you and your baby.
"Whenever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life."
-Ina May Gaskin
A trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period. Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.