Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I experienced a hypno-birth in 2018. I was able to deliver my baby peacefully, calm and no medical interventions. I am a certified Hypnobirthing Educator through the Mongan Hypnobirthing Institute. I received Placenta Encapsulation training through Women's Choice Perinatal Services. I provide breastfeeding support through my nonprofit organization Goddess Great.
What led you to become a Doula?: I grew my interest in birth work in 2017 when I was in grad school I did a research paper on The benefits of Mindfulness techniques reducing labor and birth pain for African American women. After completing my paper a week later I had found out I was pregnant and became my own case study. I learned so much about the birth world and it became my passion. I knew that this was my purpose when I became the first in my family to have a natural birth and to breastfeed. Not only did I break generational curses I impacted my entire community of family and friends. I became inspiration on my journey to birth. I had a doula, midwife and took hypnobirthing classes and as I learned more about doula work and the maternal and infant death statics in my community, I knew I needed to make a difference and help other women. We often hear horror stories about birth and the narrative needs to be changed because giving birth is the most happiest and beautiful thing a woman can do.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I’ve heard from many that I am a natural born nurturer, selfless, impulsive, resourceful and empathetic.