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Janel Postpartum Doula


Janel 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, they decided to support families as a doula. Janel 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, they are able to offer infant massage techniques that support baby’s sleep and development. Janel provides perceptive and responsive care adapted to any family’s needs.

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

When not supporting new families...
Janel is usually trail running or dancing. They love running in the snow and can often be found whistling through the western MA woods with their 6-year-old daughter, Aylin, and Partner in tow.

Certifications & Training

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

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

Overnight Newborn Care

We understand how exhausting having a newborn can be. Our experienced team of Night Nurses: Postpartum Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists and Registered Nurses are by your side to help you transition home from the hospital. We provide education and support to help empower you to become confident parents throughout those first few months of your baby’s life.

24/7 Live in Postpartum Care

A Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) and sometimes referred to as a 24-hour baby nurse or 24-hour night nurse, is a highly experienced individual who specializes in newborn and infant care. Most NCS’s have undergone specialized training, background checks and have advanced knowledge in subjects such as multiples or sleep training. A NCS can work with your family for the first few weeks or months on your baby’s life and help you have a smooth transition to a nanny when the time comes.

Baby & Toddler Sleep Training

When your little one has sleep challenges, the whole family suffers. Understanding the science behind sleep issues is a key component for success when sleep training. We are devoted to the pursuit of happiness and making your parenting journey easier. Soon, you will have everyone snoozing through the night again.