Helping you Prepare with Confidence and Calm.


Carolynn Dreshler Doula, Photo by Meg Bearfield PhotographyWelcome! I offer personalized birth doula care and HypnoBirthing® childbirth classes to Greater Boston & Northeast Massachusetts. My goal is to strengthen your new family through education and support. Grab a cup of tea and take a look around.

– Carolynn Deshler
OWNER, Gentle Waves Birthing

Birth Doula Services


As a doula, I see the difference that being educated, informed, and confident can make in your experience of birth and postpartum. I also recognize that each family is unique. My packages allow you to choose the right level of support for your needs.

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Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes


If you’re feeling anxious about having a baby, you’re not alone (and you’ve come to the right place.) This info-packed class teaches you meditation, relaxation, and self-hypnosis techniques to promote confidence and trust in your body during birth.

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“I wholeheartedly recommend Carolynn, she is truly amazing!

When we first met Carolynn we knew that we wanted her to be our Doula. We immediately felt comfortable with her and after talking with her for a while we knew that she was very knowledgeable and passionate about pregnancy and childbirth. Carolynn was always available to answer any questions we had and researched and provided us with any information we needed.”

– Meghan & Brad, new parents
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The best of Greater Boston and the Northeast!
Connect with these local resources during your pregnancy and breathe easier knowing you’re in good hands.

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