Michelle L'Esperance

Contact Info

Warm Welcome
71 Bradford St
(413) 858-5048
Western Massachusetts, occasionally to the Berkshires, Brattleboro or Hartford
Michelle L'Esperance

Professional Qualifications

Vaccinated and boosted against covid. In-person and virtual options. Expert Birth Doula Care package, including Childbirth preparation: $2250. Birth Hypnosis available, no extra charge!
Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Berkshire Medical Center, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Hartford Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center, Home Birth, Other Hospital, Out-of-Hospital Birth Center
Adoption, Anxiety and Phobias, Birth After Loss, Breastfeeding Support, Elective Cesarean, Fertility Support, Homebirth, LGBTQ+ Families, Meal Preparation, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Parents with Disabilities, Photography, Single Parents, Special Spiritual/Religious Needs, Surrogacy, Teen Parents, Trauma Informed Care, Twins/Multiples, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, Waterbirth
  • Expert Birth Doula Care with free initial consultation.
  • Midwifery- Prenatal, Homebirth, & Postnatal Care. Free initial visit.
  • Childbirth education included with Midwifery and Birth Doula Care
  • Childbirth education a la carte for anyone
  • Option of Hypnobabies support for a more comfortable, easy birth - no extra charge!
  • Family support- facilitating the involvement of your partner/spouse/family to whatever extent feels comfortable to them.
  • Postnatal Doula Care.
  • Doula Training Workshops and Mentoring Program - holistic, feminist, rigorous training for aspiring and experienced doulas.
  • Postpartum Doula Workshops
  • Creative Movement: Practical Prep for a Positive Birth (experiential childbirth ed)
  • Inclusive of all family configurations: queer, adoptive, single parents, stepfamilies, or traditional. About 25% of my clients identify as LGBTQ+.
  • Natural breech-to-vertex support
  • Gift Certificates Available

Families approach their pregnancies, birthing-times, and early months of parenting with such a wide range of beliefs, hopes, and personal history.

I'm interested in hearing what this pregnancy and baby are to you and your loved ones; and developing a deep understanding of how I can be of service to your growing family.

Families of all configurations, beliefs, and birth plans are welcome. I support births in home or hospital; natural, epidural, c-section, VBAC, birth after loss, birth for adoption, and multiples.

I've been honored to walk this path with families for over 25 years, attending 550+ births to date. While each birth is unique, there are also common themes in the passage. My role is to serve as an experienced companion and skilled guide, supporting your highest hopes and highlighting your own wisdom, courage, and strength.

Hypnosis for Birth
Michelle L'Esperance