NBDA Mid-West Doulas

Doula's Intuition - St. Louis, Missouri

Nikki Hudson, a birth Doula who believes that helping, educating, and guiding  women through the birth process is key. Having a strong support system,  will and can solve issues women are having while delivering our  children. I promise to serve you and your family fully during your  precious and intimate time of need.


Labored With Love - Kansas City, KS


Lydia-  I  am a registered nurse, working in Labor & Delivery since 2013. I   have worked as a travel nurse in different states, which has allowed  me  to learn different useful methods and introduce them where  beneficial to  my laboring moms. It has been my pleasure to help  families welcome  their new baby into the world and help them fulfill  their best possible  birth experience. I enjoy working with moms who  labor with or without  epidurals and assist them with  massage/positioning/breathing techniques;  to achieve a calming labor  experience. I also have experience in water  birth and cesarean  deliveries.

I have been trained as a doula through the DONA International program and I'm also certified in breastfeeding. Contact

Empowered Peace Birth Services - Cincinnati, Ohio


Carla Thomas, owner of Empowered Birth Services, is a Birth &  Postpartum Doula as well as a Placenta Encapsulate specialist. Contact allthingsdoula@gmail.comme!"

Alicia Edmonson - Jefferson City, MO


Alicia Edmonson, I am a nurse, Full Spectrum Doula, CBE and Coach in Jefferson City, Missouri helping women all over the world. I specialize in prenatal and postpartum issues, high-risk / crisis pregnancies and working with women over 30. Contact

The Divine Flower Child - Saint Louis, MO


Kyra Betts, Full Spectrum Doula. The experience of pregnancy and birth has evolved over the years, especially in today’s modern era. I believe  the need for caring, sensitive and knowledgeable support during this time is imperative. I see every pregnancy and birth as an opportunity for education and growth and as a Doula, I feel honored to be able to contribute my expertise to women and families in the greater Saint Louis area.  Contact

Profoundly Peaceful Mama - Chicago, Illinois & Surrounding Suburbs


Raya Ford, Full Spectrum Doula & Placenta Encapsulate. In seeking ways to support the women around me, I transformed from Peaceful Yogi into Passionate Birthworker and Generational Health Coach. Profoundly Peaceful Mama was created to support the Holistic and Natural experience of life. I believe in the empowerment of physiological childbirth and help Black women to create Profoundly Peaceful, Powerful and Personal Birth experiences, at Home.


NBDA Doulas

Sunny’s Organic Services Waukegan, Illinois


Sunny Renee, A Birth Doula that serves the Greater Chicago area and a Mother of one. I am currently in the Navy and I’m doing everything I can to support Women of Color. My first mission is helping to bring our seeds into this world while focusing on the health and wellbeing of those women dropping those seeds. I am also a proud supporter and member of the LGBTQ community. My favorite quote is, “I am NOT Your AVERAGE Doula.” Contact

Jai Olive LLC - Ames, Iowa


Jazzmine Brooks is a Health Educator, Fertility and Birth Doula, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator, and community advocate. As the owner of Jai Olive Wellness she promotes wholistic living for womxn of color and diverse backgrounds. 

Brooks believes in empowering Black, Indigenous and womxn of color through community, support and resources. Powered by the desire to address Black women’s maternal health, she creates space for womxn to control their own narratives and to share their own stories. Jai Olive Wellness provides fertility and birth services, organizes a national summer book club (Lotus Sisters), as well as host the Being Olivia podcast. This podcast addresses issues related to womxn’s mental and spiritual health. 

Brooks first began her work as a sexual health educator and K-12/College health promotion professional. She is trained in working with diverse communities such as religious/spiritually connected individuals, LGBTQ+, person(s) with disability, and person(s) of immigrant status. Brooks also works with families that have experienced pregnancy and infant loss, as well as a trauma-survivors. Contact

Kay's Love - Madison, WI


Kay Spencer, Birth & Fertility Doula,  Placenta Encapsulate. I’ve always been passionate about woman’s health and birth in every way, however I wasn’t certain of the role I was meant to serve until the birth of my oldest nephew. At the age of 18, I was my sisters Doula during her 26-hour labor. I fell in love. I was blessed to again be by her side for the birth of her oldest daughter, my niece, and later for boy/girl twins! Each time the yearning to be a part of this journey grew until I could no longer deny my calling. My oldest niece passed suddenly at age 11, leaving our family devastated. It was then, I realized my purpose was not only to nurture and support this calling, but to expand and grow my knowledge to foster relationships and educate others. I became a member of and enrolled in the academy with National Black Doulas Association for my training. Being from a blended family, it’s important to me that I’m able to help anyone in need. For me, the most honorable place one can be a part of is the sacred space of birth. I am forever grateful for this life and all that comes with it. Regardless of where you or your partner are in your journey, I’ll be with you every step of the way while encouraging, empowering and inspiring you to do the same. It’s not my story, it’s yours. Contact

Empowered Mamas of Cincinnati Doula Services - Cincinnati, OH


Brandi Rahim, Birth & Postpartum Doula and Lactation Consultant.  She's also a Wife & Mother of 4 beautiful brown babies. After having 4 children, I’ve learned of the obstacles that black moms must overcome to obtain the best care for themselves and their child during pregnancy, birth and the 4th trimester.

African American women are 3-4x more likely to die during or after childbirth due to systemic racism and not being heard. I created my business to help Brown Mamas and Babies thrive. I want to be an anchor for moms to remind them of their innate powers and to ask the questions they’ve been wanting to ask. To have support with the baby while healing and learning to care for this new being.

As an experienced Doula in the Cincinnati area, I offer personalized postnatal and breastfeeding support. I offer personalized prenatal, postnatal and breastfeeding support. Contact

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