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Joy Czech CD(DONA) CBE

Joy In Birth Doula Services

Hobart, IN Service range 30 miles

Birth Fee

$450 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $45

Availability Remarks: Currently accepting new clients. Joy In Birth prides in that we help women have an anxiety free birth. I believe every women deserves a doula.

Birth Fee

$450 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $45

Birth Doula Experience

9 years and 200 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

7 years and 15 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, March 2012

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 2 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: As a certified Birth Doula through DONA International, I relish the opportunity to serve the birthing community in Northwest Indiana Southwest Michigan, and Chicagoland area. I have a passion for helping others and for empowering women as they bring life into the world. Whether it be emotional support, information on classes, physical support, guided meditation, relaxation technique, or to simply occupy space so that they know they don't have to go through birth alone. I am excited to use my creative and kind energy to help guide women in their journey to motherhood.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of life doula services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Photography - Birth
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Reflexology
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am fertility doula and provide preconception support to individuals and partners as they follow their path to parenthood. Just as a birth doula brings non-medical, non-judgmental informational, emotional, and physical support to the time around labor and birth, a fertility doula brings that same model to preconception and (in)fertility. For clients just beginning their conception journey, a fertility doula provides evidence-based information on tracking and charting fertility as well as holistic resources to support you along the way.

Fee Details

Joy In Birth offers the following services: Birth Doula, Birth Photography, Childbirth education, Placenta Encapsulation, Meal Prepping, Aromatherapy massage, Placenta Encapsulation, and Postpartum Doula Care. I have additional training in Hypnobabies, Spinning Babies, & Lactation Support. Birth Package Includes: two prenatal appointments, where we will go over all things birth. Together we will build a birth plan to fit your wants & desires. I am available 24/7 for any questions you may have. I will remain with you once you ask me to join you in labor & offer comfort measures and position for and optimal labor. I will support your birth choices, guide partner as he supports mom, & help with breastfeeding. Once baby is born we will schedule a Postpartum Visit where we will discuss infant care, ways to help mom with healing, and breastfeeding support.

Service Area

Hobart, IN Service range 30 miles

Client Testimonials for Joy Czech CD(DONA) CBE

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Amanda Torres


From the moment I found out I was pregnant with our first child I knew I wanted a home birth, but I didn't know what direction I needed to go in and what support I would need. I began looking for a doula in the area. After reviewing several people, Joy's name remained in my head. So I decided to reach out to her to see if she had availability for my "due date". Upon meeting her, I knew she was the perfect person for me.The strength she had, the patience and compassion is what I needed to get me through this new journey. Throughout my pregnancy, Joy was very supportive. She checked on me frequently making sure I was taking in the nutrition I needed as well as providing educational information during our prenatals. Fast forward to baby day 42 weeks to the day Joy was there helping me trying to get baby in the right position. We did spinning babies and rest in addition to a few other things to help maintain stable strong contractions. Joy provided a great communication line between me and my husband during the times I could not speak or get words out. She educated him on the process and things that were going on and I felt assured that he was being calmed. She definitely was the right person for me and I will choose her again in the future as I did with my second child who was born last year. Unfortunately, with my first child I did not choose to do any birth photography. So with my second baby I knew I wanted to have those moments captured and I'm glad I did! Joy was able to capture so many great moments that I will cherish forever as well as be the doula that I needed during labor. Joy is such an amazing woman and a blessing sent from above.??

Sarah Hardison


I recently had my 3rd pregnancy/ birth and had the pleasure of having Joy with me as my doula. The prenatal appts with her are filled with wonderful resources and prep work for labor and birth. The knowledge she holds is so impressive!!!!  She was beyond amazing for my husband and I during labor. The space she held was so perfect and never replaced my husbands role as my partner. Would recommend her to anyone!



Joy was such a powerful presence in the time I needed her the most. She met with me while I was pregnant several times and even recommended a midwife that I employed. Joy offered peace in a difficult pregnancy for me. I don't know what I would have done with out her. She was and is a blessing to me and I can't thank her enough for her help. She came during my night labor right away, she got me up and moving, she offered emotional support and was my voice when I didn't have one. She stayed for a while after my daughter was born at 5 am and helped me get comfortable. I can't say enough how much I love this lady.



If I could give Joy more than 5 stars I would!!!??????????
She was seriously AMAZING!!! I had a VBA3C 2 years ago & she was a great support. She helped me a ton and she also helped my husband as well. She was teaching my husband different techniques on how to help me when I was in labor. Once it was time to push... she took pictures of the birth and it was great. I love the pictures! She made sure the atmosphere of the room was calm & relaxing.
She also would text me once in awhile to ask how I was and the baby. Thank you soooo much! If you are looking for a doula.....LOOK NO FURTHER!!! Joy is your girl!!!

Char Fletcher


Husband’s words “every birth should come with doula services.” Joy Moffitt Czech, so grateful our paths met. ??
I was worried about having a natural birth after epidurals with the the other 2 kiddos. Joy was right there to help and encourage me.
We even had time to catch a nap 45 minutes prior to baby girl’s arrival.??

Joy told me more then once to embrace the pain not fight it. Not only was Joy my doula, now 2 years later we still stay in contact with each other. ?? 

Sarah Perez


Once you meet Joy, you will love her. She has the personality and heart that makes every person around her feel loved. And I believe she truly does love those around her. Joy was my doula for my fourth baby, and she was an amazing help in so many ways. If I have more kids, she will definitely be my doula again!! She came to my home a few times before the birth to get to know me more and make sure I was comfortable with the birth plan. When I started labor, she came immediately so that she was available when I needed her, but she also gave me my space when I needed to rest. Once contractions got more intense, she gave me the most amazing massage on her massage chair. Immediately afterwards I felt the urge to push, so I got into the birthing tub, and my little guy was born within minutes. The midwife's assistant had stepped away for a few minutes, so Joy had to step in and assist the midwife with duties that doulas are not normally responsible for, but she did so with an amazing and sweet spirit.   I'm so very happy I had her help! 



I couldn't have asked for a better doula. As soon as I met Joy, we clicked. She made me feel calm and at ease. With it being my first pregnancy, I was very nervous. Joy helped me during my pregnancy by being a soundboard and offering her advice, but ultimately always said it was my decision and my birth. She was there with me as I switched from my OB to a midwife and helped me feel confident in that decision (which I'm so glad I did!). She gives the best prenatal massages too! I can confidently say that I had a wonderful, beautiful, euphoric labor and birth and I accredit that mostly to Joy. She kept me moving (even when I didn't want to lol), she massaged me, she listened to me, she kept me hydrated and would make sure I was drinking my protein shakes I brought to keep my stamina. No one else is going to do that for you! She really is the best and I plan on having her there for any future births of ours.

Tabitha Schurg


Joy is AMAZING! She helped make my birth experience beautiful and one I will cherish forever. She listen to my needs in labor and made me feel like I was the best mom ever. She gave me an essential oil massage too!!!! Throughout my pregnancy, she encouraged me. She has such a JOYous spirit and a loving heart. I also appreciate her work in encapsulating my placenta. I highly recommend that service as well. Pick Joy in Birth! I promise you will not regret it.

C. S.


I have worked with Joy many times. She is an amazing doula and birth photographer. She really takes the time to get to know her clients needs and desires and establishes a close find with them. Her intincts are strong with k owing how to comfort women and she goes over and beyond what is expected of a doula. You will not be disappointed with hiring her!! She would definitely he my doula if I have another baby.

Birth Availability for Joy Czech CD(DONA) CBE

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-28-2024

Postpartum Availability for Joy Czech CD(DONA) CBE

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-28-2024