Joanna believes birth is a transformation. It wasn't until she got pregnant that she made it her mission to educate herself and work hard for the birth experience she wanted. It can be intimidating to navigate what seems like never-ending information and a confusing healthcare system but she and her partner were fortunate to have doulas by their side for the births of their children: an unmedicated birth in a hospital and a homebirth.
Joanna's yoga background inspired her to discover her passion serving pregnant people as a prenatal and postpartum yoga instructor and DONA trained and certified doula. She believes it is her responsibility to share her knowledge to help support and empower birthing persons and their families.
In her spare time, Joanna enjoys yoga, cooking, getting crafty, and spending time with her family.
She would love to hear from you!
Registered Nurse, BSN (Labor & Delivery, OR, Antepartum, Postpartum, NICU) 2022-present
Accelerated BSN (George Mason University, summa cum laude) 2021-2022
Certified Doula, DONA International, Aug 2021
Doula training by DONA, Nicole Heidbreder, Sept 2019
Spinning Babies, Gail Tully & Lorenza Holt, Dec 2019
Rebozo training, 2019
Breastfeeding training and study, 2019-2022
Association of Placenta Preparation Arts training, 2020
Adult, Child, & Baby First Aid/CPR/AED, Basic Life Support Provider, American Heart Association, 2021
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Red Cross 2023
Neonatal Resuscitation, Karen Strange, 2022
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Perinatal Orientation and Education Program 2023
Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Alliance, 2015
Certified Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga Instructor, 2019
Virtual Doula Training, Penny Simkin, 2020
Infant Massage Training, IAIM, Infant Massage USA, 2021
Understanding Systematic Racism, Shafia Monroe, 2021
High Risk Pregnancy Workshop for Doulas: Preeclampsia, Hypertension, & Hemorrhage, Lisa-Marie Cook, 2021
Resiliency for Birth Workers, Nicole Heidbreder, 2021
Reiki Attunement, Laura Powers, 2018
Bradley Method, Elizabeth Taber, 2019
Hypnobirthing Mongan Method, Lindsey Vick, 2021
doTerra Wellness Advocate