Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I began my career in the early childhood field when I was sixteen years old. Throughout the years, my goal was always serving families. As I worked with families with newborns, I never saw anyone supporting or caring for the mother. At the time, I knew my place was to take care of the child but in the back of my head I wanted to care for the mother, just as I was doing for the child. My experience with children and the quality training that I have invested into becoming a doula will provide great benefits to this work.
What led you to become a Doula?: I was supporting my sister during her pregnancies before I even knew that there was a such thing called a “doula”. While going through infertility, I became more and more curious about the maternity and childbirth world. As an African American, we lack support, knowledge, and proper treatment in the medical field. During my research, I found out about the Black Maternal Mortality rates with African American pregnant women and I said to myself, “ This is my calling-doulas are essential, doulas can make a difference.” As a doula, my goal is not to be an advocate for you but to encourage you to be empowering, confident, and an advocate for yourself in YOUR birthing space.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“Ever Since we met you, you have been nothing but good moral support.”
“I love how you are passionate in what you do.”
“You make me feel like a mom I never had.”
“I love how you are organized and prepared.”