Sasha Sumling, Birth, Postpartum & Bereavement Doula and the owner of MassageMomma. Sasha is also a Lactation Consultant and a Prenatal Massage Therapist. Am I truly the earthy chick; the tattooed massage therapist-doula all about women power or am I just a mom? I have asked myself that question many times before, who am I?
When I introduce myself I say I’m married and a mom of three, but is that it? I have three beautiful kids, all different shades of brown, cream, caramel, and chocolate. I even have the road map to motherhood to prove it- stretch marks. You would think I wouldn’t need any more marks, but I do have a nice size tattoo. I even take on the joy of watching babies being popped out the vagina. And I like it when they call me Massagemomma.
Anya, Full Spectrum Doula, worked as a nurse for over 15 years in women's health services. She became an LVN 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. She wanted to serve women in a more holistic and natural style so she completed the SMC Full Circle Doula Training with renowned midwife, Shafia Monroe "Queen Mother of a Midwife Movement" . The SMC training foundation is rooted in the legacy of African American midwives and the midwifery model of care. 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.
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Darlline@mamasonbedrest.com or 512-288-0827
LaShonta Edwards, the owner of Spring Family Doulas not only is a Birth, Postpartum & Full Spectrum Doula, but a childbirth educator and placenta encapsulate. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ayana, the owner of Nurturing Souls Birth Services is a birth, postpartum & full spectrum Doula. She feels called to do this work because she realized the support and care that new mothers receive is vital to the long term health of both baby and mother. She wants to emphasize that birth can, and does, look like many different things. Her main goal is to make sure that mothers are given the opportunity to know all of their choices and advocate for themselves. Ayana is supportive of all births and ensures that the mother and family are comfortable at all times. Contact