I provide prenatal, labor, and postpartum support and bring unique skills and experience to my work. I started my journey as a birth worker in 2016 after completing the Perinatal Community Health Worker Training Program with Mamatoto Village in Washington, DC. I went on to certify as a Perinatal Family Support Worker and helped mothers and families navigate pregnancy while addressing issues such as domestic violence, housing instability, and food insecurity. Through that work, I learned how to help families create realistic family goal plans, locate and access community resources and advocate for themselves.
In addition to labor and postpartum support, I offer anticipatory lactation guidance and breastfeeding support, childbirth education, placenta encapsulation and tincture services, and birth photography. I have years of experience working with families with multiple children and toddlers and have worked with families to monitor child development and strengthen parent/child interactions.
I serve families because I was called to. Before entering birth work, I was pre-med and intended to become a medical doctor specializing in women’s reproductive health. However, after giving birth to my daughter, I was led to become a birth worker and doula. Through my own experience and the experiences of the families she served, I have learned essential things for a peaceful and uncomplicated birth experience. I believe a positive birth and postpartum experience is a right, not a privilege, and I know how to empower families to advocate for themselves.
Akilah is available by appointment on any of the following Doula Services/Packages:
- Private Baby Care Basics Class
- Doula on Demand
- Team Labor Doula Services
- Sibling Doula Package
For Labor or Postpartum services, please select the location as “VIRTUAL.”
You can enter your Estimated Delivery Date in the calendar to view Doula’s availability.
Then complete Momease’s client intake form, and a Momease Representative will contact you to confirm Doula’s schedule and set up an interview.