Born and raised in southern Mississippi, I am a southern girl! In 2018, I relocated to the DMV, specifically Fredericksburg, VA. I live with my fiance, two dogs, two cats, and our bearded dragon.
I have worked in supportive roles in youth rehabilitation and maternal and child health for years and still do! Becoming a full spectrum doula was a no brainer for me after seeing my own parent give birth. Since the age of 13, I knew that attending birth and helping parents would be a part of my life's work.
Personally, I am a queer Black woman centering BIPOC families. I am here to provide community care because I know we weren’t meant to do this alone.
I started this work for my mother, my aunts, and the many birthing people who are not always considered during birthing experiences. Hearing stories of trauma that could have been avoided and seeing the gaps in care, I wanted to change the narrative. All parents deserve to feel supported throughout their perinatal journey. All birthing parents are supposed to feel as if they have the knowledge to make informed decisions in any capacity. All birthing parents and their families deserve to feel supported, uplifted, and heard. My hope is that by providing space, evidenced based suggestions, and love, I can help guide parents towards an experience that is positive and empowering. Birth is unpredictable and humbling. We can’t plan for every scenario but with me as your doula, you're not alone. Your partner/support person isn’t alone and I am there each step of the way as you take on one of the most transitional moments of your life and as your bear witness to the raw strength inside you.
Once a family is home, I’m happy to step in and support you all as you see fit. So often postpartum care isn’t talked about and we just assume that all is taken care of but that has been normalized in western culture. Parents need to heal and as a doula, I can stand with both parents as they figure out this new role. Whether it be figuring out your breast pump, helping with cleaning, or ensuring that the birthing person is getting rest and feeling seen, there’s space for that.
Postpartum looks so different for each parent and its important that we take the time to figure out what those needs are.