I have been supporting pregnant & growing families in Western Massachusetts since 2011 with doula care, childbirth education, and individualized consultations.

Please explore these pages, view some birth stories, get a sense of who I am and what I would like to offer your family. Then contact me and let's begin the journey.

The right blend of science, compassion, and care. Thank you Marissa.
— Josh, papa to two, Ashfield MA

As your doula, I support and guide your family in pregnancy and birth using compassion, instinct, respect, and evidence-based care. We work as a team prenatally, during labor, and postpartum toward decisions that are congruent with your family's needs and values. This continuity of care offers you many opportunities to think carefully about your preferences, build trust, and to birth your baby in a deeply meaningful way.

PLEASE NOTE: I am not accepting doula clients at this time. I will have limited availability for June and July 2017 only.

Learn more about birth doula care.

I am a certified childbirth educator and teach small, independent birth classes at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield MA. Upcoming classes:

Learn more about my evidence-based and heartfelt childbirth education classes.

What's keeping you up at night? Maybe wondering where and how you should have your baby, worrying about your family's postpartum adjustment, or breastfeeding and returning to work. Sometimes it just takes an hour or two of consult time to work though the decisions you're trying to make, and create a plan.

Learn more about how an easy and affordable consultation can set your mind at ease.