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About Me

Hey there! 

My name is Devon (deh-vihn). I am a wife and mother of two girls, aged eight years old and an infant. I am a Los Angeles native and have served families within LA County as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Student Midwife, Placenta Specialist, and Nanny for the last four years.

I spent the greater half of the last decade of my life as a Registered Dental Assistant by day and a Reproductive Health Advocate by night. However, my passion and dreams of working in reproductive health came to fruition when I finally answered my calling of becoming a Doula in 2020.

I first felt called to do this work back in 2015 when I experienced the birth of my oldest daughter. Not only was I very young and pregnant, but I also chose to go against the "societal norm" of that time by deciding to hire a Midwife instead of an OBGYN and to have a water birth at a birthing center instead of a hospital, as all of my peers and family had done. In addition to this, I further went against the societal norms of that time by choosing to do extended breastfeeding until my daughter was over two years of age and old enough to reach and grab for the breast herself (which she did)! This caused me to become a topic of major scrutiny and subject to unsupportive comments as a young mother within my friend groups and family. This experience planted the seed that caused me to dig deeper into and question the standard of care that we accept as the "norm" in our society today, regarding pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support.

My own traumatic birth story further piqued my interest in the birth world as I experienced, first-hand, the effect that emotional trauma can have on your birthing experience. This not only led me to become an advocate for the birthing person's personal autonomy but also to become an activist for reproductive justice and the movement for reproductive rights. Witnessing the maternal health crisis against people of color sparked this activism even further.

Since then, I have dug my heels even further into this birth world by becoming a surrogate in 2021 and helping an amazing family who struggled to conceive become parents for the very first time. I have since become a Birth Assistant and started my career as a Student Midwife.

My mission in becoming a Doula & Midwife was not only to allow women and birthing people to recenter themselves during their pregnancy experience but to remind them of their strength, provide continuous love and support during this vulnerable and transformative process, and empower them to find their voice in order to experience the birth that they want and deserve. 

Proudly providing a safe space for all POC and LGBTQ+ people in the Los Angeles area.

Specializing in servicing Black women and birthing people to reduce the extremely high rates of black maternal mortality.

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Credentials

 

> 2020 - Birth Doula trained with DONA International

> 2020 - Introduction to Childbirth Education for Doulas with DONA International

> 2020 - Birth Doula trained with Mama Glow

> 2020 - Certified Reiki Practitioner with Anne Reith, Ph.D., of Impart Wisdom & Wellness Center

> 2021 - Postpartum Doula trained with Mama Glow

> 2021 - Gestational Surrogacy

> 2022 - Birth Assistant trained with Amy Tinney, FNP-C, CPM, LM

> 2022 - Certified Reiki II Practitioner with Jules Davis, Auralux

> 2022 - Student Midwife attending Midwives College go Utah

> 2016 + continuing renewal - AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR certified (for adult, children and infants)

> 2022 + continuing renewal - NRP certified (Neonatal Resuscitation Program)

> 2022 + Midwifery student at Midwives College of Utah

By making a donation, you help to provide a doula to low-income families who need support.

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