About Shay

Birth & Postpartum Doula

I grew up in Memphis, TN – a city with infant mortality rates higher than some third-world countries, and more maternal mortality cases that could have easily been prevented than not. By the time I entered my late teens, I found myself increasingly focused on the health of children in their first year of life and women immediately before, during, and immediately after pregnancy. My love for pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and overall women’s health grew the more I studied the effects of a woman’s health across her lifespan, and her past experiences, on her pregnancy and birth outcomes.

 

Becoming a doula has allowed me to hone in on both the learned and innate skills that are essential in aiding mothers and babies through the most vulnerable time in their lives. It is my mission to provide completely non-judgmental emotional, physical, and educational support to you and your family from preconception to postpartum. I am committed to continuous growth and development of my knowledge of maternal and child health in order to best support my clients and their families in the areas where you need me most.

I studied Biology and Health Education at Howard University and received a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. I have completed Fertility, Birth, and Postpartum Doula training through Bebo Mia, Inc., and have completed additional training as a Bereavement Doula with Stillbirthday and as a Breastfeeding Counselor through Breastfeeding USA. I am a mother of two, and a birth worker by passion, purpose, and profession.

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