NBDA - Texas Doulas

Massage Momma - Houston, TX


Sasha Sumling has been a Licensed Massage Therapist exclusively working in Pregnancy, Postpartum and Infant Massage for the past 9 years. She was born and raised in Austin, then moved to Houston in 2001 where she has been raising her three children with her husband. In addition to her massage therapy training, she is also a Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner specializing in Holistic Nutrition and Hypnotherapy, a Birth & Bereavement Doula, a Madriella Postpartum Doula, a Lactation Consultant, and a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist.


Anya Doula - Houston, TX


Anya worked as a nurse for over 15 years in women's health services. She became a Licensed Vocational Nurse while serving in the U.S. Army. Most of her nursing experience has been working in private practice OBGYN offices caring for women throughout the lifespan. 

Anya currently holds an LVN  and a teaching license in the state of Texas and is certified as a CPR instructor with Red Cross. She is a member of the National Black Doulas Association (NBDA). She graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor's in Public Affairs with a minor in Speech Communications. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Houston’s art and cultural scene, traveling solo, and listening to podcasts. Anya’s newest endeavor is learning how to be a good mama to her houseplants. Last but certainly not least, Anya is the proud mom of two amazing young men who bring her so much joy. Contact

Mamas on Bedrest & Beyond - Austin, TX


Darline is a full spectrum doula, serving  women during their pregnancies, labor and delivery and for the first  year the post partum. A physician assistant by education, Darline has  been serving childbearing women for 10 years, with a special passion for  women who are high risk as she was having her own children. Darline is   a vocal advocate for black mamas. She serves on many community  committees, has testified before the Texas legislature about maternal  mortality in black women and has written about and has been cited by  numerous media publications on birth outcome disparities in black women  and maternal mortality. 
Contact her at website
Darlline@mamasonbedrest.com or 512-288-0827

Joyful Mamas - Dallas, Ft. Worth, Texas


Marquisha  is a holistic full spectrum Doula who serves women, birthing people and  expecting families throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum. She has  been a Doula for years serving her friends throughout their pregnancies,  officially trained for 2 years

She is certified in womb centered herbalism and is an aspiring student midwife.

Proficient in placenta encapsulation and education.

Marquisha  has experienced what most women of color have having a child at the  hospital.  Bias, neglect and almost dying after childbirth. The need for  prenatal support and postpartum care is overwhelmingly needed and she  is dedicated to giving back to the community. 

She volunteers with a few birth related non profits in the DFW area to serve those in need of support.  

Dual trained by SistaMidwife and DONA.  Contact

F.A.M. Birth Services, Houston, TX


Gabrielle Martin, MPH, Birth & Postpartum Doula. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, I am an alumna of the University of Houston (Class of 2016) with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Health and Health Education-Public Health Track. I have also acquired a Master's degree in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health (Class of 2019). After completing my formal education, I am skilled in credible research conduction, am aware of current birthing trends in the United States, and competent in executing evidence-based public health best practices. My life experiences have taught me resilience, emotional intelligence, quality interpersonal communication, and how to trust in processes. I hope to integrate this all into our doula-client interactions. Contact

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