Christina Wherry, DOULA

What does being a doula mean to you?

Being a Full Spectrum Doula to me means that any person who shows up for care and support is cared for and supported. No matter if you are birthing at home (or at) a hospital. No matter the outcome, as your doula I show up to gently remind you of your inner power.



One reason a family should consider having a doula

One reason a family should consider having a doula is that they can provide support that is non-judgmental. Your doula is there to be present for you and your and your family’s needs. 

 

Read more
1 reaction Share

Brandi Desjolais, DOULA

What does being a doula mean to you?

Being a doula means serving as an anchor and advocate during a family's most vulnerable and beautiful moments. I give the support my sisters deserve as a manifestation of an ethic of love as resistance.

One reason a family should consider having a doula

Families should consider having a doula, because doulas are a doorway to an entire network of perinatal supports.

Read more
1 reaction Share

Jessica Wade, DOULA

What does being a doula mean to you? 

Doula means sister, protector, and peace



One reason a family should consider having a doula

A doula provides consistent "peace guidance” and sisterhood throughout the birthing and healing journey.

Read more
1 reaction Share

Ashley Skiffer-Thompson, AAIMM Doula Mentee


What does being a doula mean to you? 

Entering the space of birthwork has been impactful to both my personal and professional life. If I could describe what being a doula means to me in one word, it would be transformative. As I reflect on my perspective of birthwork, healing and empowerment are at the center. It is my belief that you have to be able to take care of yourself to show up as your full self for others. As I show up as my full self, I am able to reflect, model and encourage families to heal and care for themselves.


One reason a family should consider having a doula

I value empowerment through advocacy and education. Within my doula work, I provide education to ensure that my families are informed and empowered by centering their voices, wants and needs.  By providing empathetic support and encouraging self/medical advocacy, my hope is that my families feel empowered, grounded and valued throughout their birth journey.

Read more
1 reaction Share

Renett Clough, AAIMM DOULA

What does being a doula mean to you? 


As a doula, I’m privileged to provide support, advocacy, and create safe spaces for birthing families in my community.

 

One reason a family should consider having a doula:


One reason a family should consider having a doula is for support and education that increases positive outcomes.




Read more
1 reaction Share

Mercedez Johnson, AAIMM DOULA


What does being a doula mean to you? 


(To me), being a doula means: honor, support, education, sacredness, dedication, listening, affirming, reiterating forgotten thoughts, building community, joy, resiliency, being a voice for the voiceless, and much more.

 




One reason a family should consider having a doula:


A family should consider having a doula to assist with coping techniques, (provide) support for the supporting partner, lessen medical interventions,
(create) positive birthing outcomes, shorten labor, and last but certainly not least: to help the woman/birthing person with SELF-confidence.

Read more
1 reaction Share

Lorna Leverette, AAIMM DOULA

What does being a doula mean to you? 

To me, being a doula means being of service to birthing people. (It means) making sure all birthing people are (aware) of their rights.




Read more
1 reaction Share

Wyconda Cotton Curtis, DOULA

What does being a doula mean to you? 

Being a doula means being able to secure a safe birth for the mother and baby,
as well as being able to provide the necessary and merited support and advocacy during pregnancy and deliver.

 

One reason a family should consider having a doula

A family should consider having a doula to be able to ensure a supportive and positive safe birth.

 

 

Read more
1 reaction Share

Dominique Coleman, AAIMM Doula Mentee

What does being a doula mean to you? 

A doula means being your client’s support person during a very pivotal time. A doula is a gatekeeper in a way, helping to guide human souls to earth-side. Being a doula is an honor — especially in Black and Brown communities.

One reason a family should consider having a doula

A family should consider having a doula because you get more support and advocacy during what can be a joyous yet scary time. To know someone is in your corner no matter what can greatly impact the pregnancy experience.

Read more
1 reaction Share