About the Midwives

Alexis Topham

My name is Alexis Topham, I am a midwife, doula, and certified childbirth educator in the suburbs of Boston. I have three sons, Frankie (1998), Trevor (2000) and Victor (2010).

My oldest child Frankie has a rarely discussed liver disease called Wilson's Disease and is on the Autism Spectrum.  I have much empathy and love for all the families that are out there struggling/juggling with the demands of caring for a child or close family member with a disability and/or chronic disease.    

I have been attending births in a multiple capacities in every setting since 1999. I am a certified Birth Doula through DONA International and I am a certified Childbirth Educator through the Boston Association of Childbirth Education.  I have recently started my own Midwifery Practice under supervision of a senior midwife, as I am working toward Certified Practicing Midwife credentials through North American Registry of Midwives. 

I have been lucky to attended hundreds of births, each one special and unique, with fabulous families.  I am so honored to be invited to take part in such a wonderful and transformative part of their lives. 

I work with several non-profit organizations such as the Boston Association of Childbirth Education, Nursing Mothers Council, Massachusetts Midwives Alliance, MANA, Autism Alliance of Metrowest, and the Wilson's Disease Association International.  These organizations all do great and important work for families.  I am also a co-founder of Mothers and Company in Boylston, MA.

You can contact me directly at 508-889-9165, by email at alexis@metrobostonmidwifery.com or by sending us a message through this site.

Joyce Kimball

My name is Joyce Kimball. I am a Certified Professional Midwife and a Certified Birth Doula. I have been supporting families in giving birth since 1998. I have two beautiful children; David, born in a hospital with a CNM (certified nurse midwife) in 1995 and Julia, born at home with a CPM (certified professional midwife) in 1999, and a wonderful husband, Mike.

I was once a Human Resources Director and have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Business but my life was changed in 1995 when I gave birth to my son. I gave birth to David in the hospital, quickly and easily, though separated from him for a while after birth as per hospital protocols and with a 3rd degree episiotomy, as per protocol. I knew birth could be different; better.

Three months later I met a woman who had a homebirth and met a homebirth midwife in 1998. From the moment I met these women I knew that I wanted to attend women at birth.  When a homebirth midwife rented space below my husband's computer store and was looking for an apprentice, I raised my hand. I thought I would just “put my toe in” but instead jumped in with both feet, going to DONA doula training, attending home births as an apprentice, attending hospital births as a birth doula and starting a Midwifery Studies Program.

I have been a certified DONA birth doula since 2001. I am First Aid, CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation Certified. I am a long-time La Leche League member. In February 2002, I completed my apprenticeship and Midwifery Studies Program and opened my own supervised home birth midwifery practice. In 2004 I continued my path of servicing women to include birth counseling and by becoming certified in Reiki Level II and Chakra Balancing. In February 2008, I completed my 10 year long process and got my license as a Certified Professional Midwife.

You can contact me at jekimball@bigplanet.com or 508-757-4964.

Carol Mathewson

Carol has been serving families during labor, birth and postpartum since 2003 in homes and hospitals. She began her path as a midwife in 2006, joining another local homebirth midwife practicing in her community in Central MA. She became a La Leche League Leader in 2004 and also received training through the Nursing Mother's Council. Carol volunteers her time on the board of directors for the Boston Association of Childbirth Education and The Nursing Mother's Council, a non-profit organization. She also facilitates a New Moms Group at Mothers & Company. Carol received a Bachelor of Science degree from UMASS Amherst. She has also received training from WomanCraft Midwifery Education Program. Carol loves to expand her knowledge by attending workshops and conferences throughout the year. Some of her favorite conferences have been with Ina May Gaskin, Penny Simkin PT, and Linda Smith BSE, FACCE, IBCLC.

She believes that birth is a natural, empowering, sacred, and life changing experience. It is a great honor to be a part of the journey with a birthing family. As a midwife she is the keeper of the space so the mother may birth her baby on her own terms, in her own environment, in the safest way possible. As a doula, she recognizes the importance of support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period when the mother needs "mothering" herself and the family needs support as they transition. She supports women in creating their own definition of family and provides service to women in any family configuration.

Carol currently lives in Central MA with her husband and two active boys' ages 6 and 3.

To contact Carol you may call 508-752-9796 or email her at mathewson98@charter.net

"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?" — Milton Berle

Alexis, Carol and Joyce