Creative Person Lover of life Doula
If someone would’ve told me that by twenty years old I’d establish myself as a full spectrum Doula, helping to bridge the trust between my client and their medical providers, coupled with full emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual support; and speaking out for maternal justice an accessible maternal health for the queer, and BIPOC community, I would’ve one hundred percent believed them because that’s always been my character. For the past five years and counting, I’ve been working as a postpartum Doula, which I started to get involved with through being a nanny. Helping parents to breastfeed, staying overnights to fully take care of the infant to allow them to rest, helping around the house, helping out parents who’d just had c-sections, you name it. However, I was fully unaware of what a Doula was and had never even heard of the word.
It wouldn’t be until 2020, during an ancestral honoring session, that the word “Doula” even popped into my head. I immediately researched everything to do with a “Doula” and felt an instant connection. Within the same hour of doing research, a follower of mine on Instagram had posted that they just signed up for a Doula training with the National Black Doula Association. I took it as a continual sign from my ancestors and signed up for an official Doula training course. It was only after that it made sense of the importance of my role as a full spectrum Doula. I’ve since started my own Doula business called “Simple Doula” and have been attending births, and continuing postpartum care for families, while also still Nannying on the side. I plan to further my maternal education and role as a Nurse Midwife and am finishing up my pre-courses at the moment. I’m an avid traveler who speaks fluent English, some French, and some Spanish and loves anthropology, while also studying the many cultures the world has to offer. I’m currently working on visiting every country in the world.