What is a doula?
A doula is a person who is trained to assist in childbirth, but is different from a midwife who handles what is considered medical care. Doulas hold space for birthing individuals during the sacred time of childbirth. Even though doulas have been growing in popularity over the past 20 years, the work is ancient and has been done by indigenous cultures in the past. Doulas work with you to support your birth and postpartum goals and provide you with evidence based information to help you make the best decisions during pregnancy, childbirth, and the fourth trimester.
Ayanna is dedicated to serving, supporting, and educating birthing individuals and their families and will attend hospital births, birth center births, as well as midwife supported home births. Ayanna has experience supporting clients through vaginal births after multiple cesareans, non-medicated births, advanced maternal age pregnancy, teen pregnancy, cesarean births, and pregnancy after a miscarriage or infant loss. Her mission for each pregnant person that she serves is to provide them with tools, resources, information, and continuous support so that they can make empowered decisions about what is best for their body, their baby, and their family.
As your Postpartum Doula, Ayanna puts her focus on mothering the mother (or birthing parent) and creating an individualized plan that best suits their needs. So whether it’s baby care, meal prep, running errands, fitness/rehabilitation coaching, sibling care, or emotional support, Ayanna is prepared to meet your needs.