Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Nathenia is a proud Army veteran, military spouse and mother of four. She is a Florida native but has resided in the Fort Bragg community since 2009. She was previously a Respiratory Therapist in the U.S. Army assigned to Womack Army Medical Center. Nathenia also served on the Unit Practice Council at Womack Army Medical Center as a representative to gather information from unit staff members, patients and family to identify opportunities for improvement. She is currently a senior at Fayetteville State University majoring in Sociology with a minor in Social Work. Nathenia has a passion for educating and supporting others which inspired her to become certified by the NC Department of Health and Human Services as a Reproductive Health & Safety Educator as well as ProDoula trained in labor and postpartum support. Since 2017, she has been a volunteer with the American Red Cross in the Services to Armed Forces division. She enjoys gardening, food, art and traveling with her family.
What led you to become a Doula?: Nathenia is 4th generation Doula and is passionate about being a part of the family’s support system.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“I’m so grateful for the wonderful care, expert advice, and support I received from Prime Birth Services. Three months after the birth and I’m still using the tips she gave me.” Betty Johnson
“My experience with Prime Birth Services was truly more than I could have ever asked for. I highly recommend them if you too are looking for a more natural birthing experience.” Anna Diamond
“The quality care and support I received during my labor was incredible. I couldn’t have asked for a better doula to take care of me and see to it that I was calm and prepared for my delivery, during labor, and postpartum.” Jessie Rodgers
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: ProDoula, American Academy of Pediatrics, and other professional doulas
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: They deserve the best support system.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: The gift of empowerment and assurance.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Law and Order: SVU
What is your favorite place to vacation?: New Orleans
What is your favorite food?: Seafood
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Spending quality time with my amazing family.
Who lives in your house?: My husband and four children.