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 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.
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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