Student Highlight Profile: Joanna B.


Name Joanna Briese
Newborn Care Specialist and Postpartum Doula
Areas Served
San Fransisco Bay Area and will travel
Services Provided
Daytime, overnight and 24/7 care
Why are you passionate about newborn care?
I have always loved babies since I was a kid. I really seem to get them and understand them. I also love being able to help new moms and guide them through this special time.
What is the greatest compliment you’ve ever received from a client?
All of my clients are very grateful for my services but I think the best compliment that was I changed their lives. They had a tough time with the first baby and were worried about doing it again but I was able to calmly help them through and give them a different experience from the first time.
What do you enjoy about working with new families?
I love teaching them about their babies and empowering them to care for their baby.
Let’s talk newborns: what is your favorite part about caring for newborns?
I love the sleepy cuddles and their smiles and coos.
What is next for you? Are you preparing for a new certification or training event?
I am always reading new books and keeping current on my education. I have a few conferences planned for later this year.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am an avid snowboarder and love traveling all over the US to snowboard.