Janel Birth, Postpartum + Infant Care Doula

Janel Doula

Janel is a Birth, Postpartum & Infant Care Doula. She started on the path to doula work in a Midwifery Intensive program in California. After seeing the lack of compassionate and nurturing support for new parents, both in the hospital and at home, she decided to join families at their side as a doula. She has been caring for infants and providing grounding supportive presence to parents for more than 15 years.

As a Licensed Massage therapist Janel is attentive and warm. When parents request it, she is able to offer infant massage techniques that support baby’s sleep and development. She provides perceptive and responsive care adapted to any family’s needs.

Her calm thoughtful nature and deep understanding of newborns and the postpartum period make her an asset to any family.

Background and Training

  • Birth Doula
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Licensed Massage Therapist

Home + Family

When Janel is not attending births or soothing babies she is usually trail running or dancing. She loves running in the snow and can often be found whistling through the woods with her 6-year-old daughter, Aylin, and Partner in tow.

Janel provides in-home postpartum care in Western, MA.