Your Port Orchard Chiropractor & Homebirth Midwife

Your Port Orchard Chiropractor & Homebirth Midwife

I have a passion for supporting families through life's stages with compassionate, specialized care. As a busy mom myself, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve families of Port Orchard and Kitsap County.

Dr. Joella Folk, DC, LM, CACCP

My work with pregnancy and newborns has been a passion and purpose over a 20-year journey. Learning about the history of birth, the lack of scientific evidence directing modern birth practices, and the cascade of modern interventions and related poor birth statistics fueled my desire to find and experience pregnancy and birth a different way.

Discovering how chiropractic and traditional midwifery care support and optimize this process gave me a purpose and mission I felt compelled to share with my community.

Through study and clinical experience, I've seen that our modern birth culture tends to create unnecessary challenges and trauma.

As a chiropractor and midwife my goal is to lessen this negative impact, support mothers physically, emotionally, and informationally, help them achieve positive birth experiences and when needed, help them and their babies heal and recover so a full expression of life is experienced.

This work comes with many joys as well as challenges. I strive to bring as much commitment, skill, patience and grace as I walk along those through one of the greatest transitions in life!

When I am not helping mothers and babies I am spending time with my two sons on our small homestead farm in Port Orchard, finding adventures around the world, or fulfilling my constant desire to learn.

- Dr. Joella

  • I received my undergraduate degree from Washington State University in Human Development.
  • I then completed my Doctorate in Chiropractic with Life Chiropractic College West
  • I also completed my fellowship in Pediatrics and Pregnancy care with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
  • After 7 years serving clients as a Chiropractor, I was guided to further my career in pregnancy by attending Midwives College of Utah and adding Midwifery to my practice.
  • Through the years I have pursued knowledge in cranial and fascial body work and Mayan abdominal massage to further my expertise in caring for pregnant and infant patients.