Portland Oregon Blossom Midwife Joy Jech, was born to be a midwife. Her first home birth was the day she was born in Oakland, California in 1978. At the age of twenty she gave birth naturally to her first son, Mountain in a converted school bus attended by a caring and wise midwife. Inspired, she realized her life calling was to support other mothers to have an empowering, transformative, and loving birth experience and so she started her journey to become a midwife.
In 2002 she spearheaded a non-profit labor support program for pregnant incarcerated women in Gig Harbor Washington called The Birth Attendants. The Birth Attendants is still thriving and providing compassionate labor support to incarcerated women today.
In 2004, she had the opportunity to learn from a traditional Mexican midwife and healer in the mountains near Mexico City.
Joy graduated from Birthingway College of Midwifery with a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery, and has had the benefit of working with many midwives at two Birth Centers in Portland Oregon.
Specializing in health and nutrition, herbs and intention, Joy delights in counseling you about your unique pregnancy and breastfeeding nutritional and herbal needs. When Joy is not caring for new blossoming families, she is surrounded by her family, nature, and submerged in bike riding, cooking delicious organic foods, creating art and dancing.
After ten years of attending births, Joy gave birth to her second Son, Culain. This time she gave birth at home in water. She had a blissful ecstatic birth experience which invigorated her passion to support you to discover what’s possible in the child bearing year. Joy is committed to providing safe, choice-based, and non-invasive midwifery care to families like you who are seeking a loving environment to welcome their baby into this world.
Serving Families in: Portland OR, Milwaukie OR, Sellwood OR, Lake Oswego OR, West Linn OR, Tualatin OR, Tigard OR Beaverton OR, Hillsboro OR, Forest Grove, OR, Aloha, OR, Camas OR, Raleigh Hills OR, many cities along the Oregon Coast and other areas surrounding Portland Oregon.
4303 SE Fieldcrest Drive, Portland, OR 97222