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 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
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
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
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
Evelyn Burnett, Childbirth Doula, is a biracial(black and white) Doula in the Houston area. She comes from a military(army) family and made her home in Houston in 2009. After a career as a Talent Acquisition Recruiter, she embarked on the remarkable journey of becoming a DONA Certified Doula. Precious Package Birth Services supports families in the Houston and surrounding areas. She thrives when partnering with families to welcome their precious new addition. Connect with Evelyn to learn more about Precious Packages services! Contact
Asayah Anderson-Thomas from Houston Tx. I have been serving the birth community for 2 years. I specialize in birth and antepartum doula care. My passion is working with teen mothers and those in underprivileged communities. I look forward to continuing service through the NBDA.
Jatavia Douglas is a Postpartum Doula who serves women and families through pregnancy and postpartum and is the founder of Booka Baby. She has been a Nanny for 10 years and started her Doula journey two years ago and received her training through Austin Baby Guru. She is currently in training to become a Birth Doula. In 2016, she graduated with her Bachelor’s in Family and Child Development which emphasizes the importance of family diversity. In 2018, she graduated with her Master’s in Special Education that gave her knowledge on how to properly assist families with multiples and families that have children with special needs. Contact
Myla Lott and I am a DONA trained Birth Doula located in Houston, TX. I am passionate and dedicated to educating and empowering laboring women and their families. In addition to assisting with the pregnancy and laboring process, I’ve worked in the aviation industry as a Flight Attendant for nearly 14 years. I am wife and a mother of four beautiful children ranging from 20 to 5 years old; 2 girls and 2 boys. Becoming a DONA Doula has been an exciting journey for me as I’ve been drawn to catering to mommies and babies for as long as I can remember. I look forward to serving you during your most vulnerable moments and remind you of your strength.