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Ask about my Postpartum & Overnight Nurse services. New Course Offerings, including private Evidence Based Birth classes available now!

Choosing Joy®️

A holistic approach in providing competent and compassionate care to mothers and families along the childbirth continuum. Book your complimentary consultation today to learn more!

Own Your Journey

Hello & Welcome! Choosing Joy®️ is a one stop shop for your childbirth education, birthing, postpartum, and lactation needs! My services are available in NJ, parts of NY (Brooklyn, Staten Island & Lower to Mid- Manhattan) and parts of PA (Allentown, Bethlehem & Easton). 

Let's connect to work on achieving your unique birthing goals.

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meet thee rn doula

Shanita Joy Murray, BSN RNC CD CPD CBC CBE CPNE

I am certified as a birth and postpartum doula, as well as a childbirth and perinatal nutrition educator. I'm an Evidence Based Birth instructor teaching private sessions virtually. As a certified breastfeeding counselor, I am currently studying to become an internationally board certified lactation consultant. My background includes over 4,000 hours of delivery, operating room/recovery room and breastfeeding experience. In addition, I am trained in home birthing and I am specialized in assisting high-risk and AMA pregnancies, VBACs, twin births, waterbirths, stillbirths and NICU graduate postpartum clients. As a practicing registered nurse, at The Birth Center of New Jersey, I'm also skilled in low-intervention and natural births in various settings. Lastly, I'm certified in neonatal, pediatric and adult CPR.

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thee Rn doula Experience

There are many benefits to having a doula who is also a registered nurse! From the initial consultation, I utilize our time together to address your concerns and to be thorough in asking pertinent questions regarding your current state of overall being. This is how baseline information is established which is crucial for comparison later in pregnancy and postpartum. I review my clients' intake forms and get back to them shortly after with natural ways to manage pregnancy discomfort, how previous diagnoses can affect pregnancy, how to prepare their bodies for labor and so much more.

“At 36 weeks' gestation, I had a blood pressure scare and had to go to the hospital where I learned that my preferred doctor would not be delivering my baby like we'd discussed. When I was admitted for my scheduled induction, Shanita constantly checked in on the baby's progression and directed staff towards more natural methods of induction before considering Pitocin. She was an anchor during delivery and stayed thereafter to encourage the first feeding and lactation."

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INFUSING YOUR BIRTH & POSTPARTUM EXPERIENCE WITH JOY

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Serving NJ, parts of NY (Brooklyn, Staten Island & Lower to Mid- Manhattan) and parts of PA (Allentown, Bethlehem & Easton).

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