Joyful Start Family Support

Joyful Start Family Support

Helping you settle into your new life as a family—or as a growing family. Continuous labor support for the birth you choose and postpartum support while you heal, establish sleep and feeding routines, and develop your “new normal.”

As a postpartum doula, Kelly Kolb, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA) gives families with newborns peace of mind through a reassuring presence who supports mom as she heals and the whole family as they bond. She provides a uniquely non-judgmental viewpoint, assisting with everything from breastfeeding or bottle feeding support to guidance in newborn care, smoothing sibling adjustment, equipping parents with coping and soothing techniques, connecting them with a community of rich resources for new parents, and assuring the household is running smoothly, the family is getting rest and nourishing food, and everyone has a supportive person to listen to their experiences.

As a birth doula, Kelly gives you and your partner continuous emotional and physical support during labor, helping you with comfort measures and following your birth plan and choices. Studies have shown that the support a doula offers during labor tends to result in shorter labors, fewer complications and interventions, and increased satisfaction with the birth experience. Birth doulas are excellent to have on your support team, whether you plan for an unmedicated birth, an epidural, or cesarean birth.

What she does is different from day to day, family to family. She listens to your needs and customizes her support to meet them, including private, in-home classes in newborn care and breastfeeding basics. Want to find out more about what she can do to help you have a calmer, more joyful adjustment with your new baby? Contact Joyful Start Family Support now.

Joyful Start Family Support provides caring, professional, non-judgmental doula support for families in Southeastern Pennsylvania including: Abington, Ambler, Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Berwyn, Blue Bell, Bryn Athyn, Bryn Mawr, Chestnut Hill, Conshohocken, Devon, Elkins Park, Flourtown, Fort Washington, Germantown, Glenside, Havertown, Horsham, Huntingdon Valley, Jenkintown, King of Prussia, Lansdale, the Main Line, Manayunk, Mount Airy, Norristown, North Wales, Oreland, Philadelphia, Phoenixville, Plymouth Meeting, Radnor, Roxborough, Valley Forge, Warminster, Wayne, Willow Grove, Wyndmoor, and the surrounding area. See the service area map for details.