I have been a Birth & Postpartum Doula since December 2015. My experience working with women dealing with domestic and sexual violence allowed me to see the importance of educating and empowering women throughout many stages of life. Many families are unprepared for the adjustment to parenthood. I enjoy helping parents to navigate the emotional, physical, and relational changes that occur after the birth of their baby. I have trained in Perinatal Mood Disorders & Anxiety to assist clients in identifying normal or concerning hormonal and emotional changes during the postpartum period. In 2021, I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultation (IBCLC). I have experience supporting birthing folks during birth, infant care, breastfeeding, parenting education, self-care, and postpartum recovery. I have helped almost 60 families in their homes in the DC metro area in the past six years.
I am an IBCLC, Birth & Postpartum Doula. My first experience with childbirth was in 2013, helping my cousin labor until 9cm before she had an unplanned cesarean section. I felt my cousin was not given the time or the support needed throughout her pregnancy and birth. That experience taught me the importance of women having proper education and support to feel empowered during pregnancy and birth. I believe that childbirth is a powerful and transformative experience. I enjoy watching mothers become empowered by birthing their babies.
I graduated from Tennessee State University with a Degree in Public Health. I trained through Mamatoto Village in the Fall of 2015 as a labor/postpartum doula and breastfeeding coach. I have assisted clients who have planned & unplanned cesareans and medicated and unmedicated vaginal births. Since becoming a doula, I have trained on Spinning Babies, Perinatal Mood Disorders, Healthy Parent-Child Interactions, and Lactation. In addition, I have led childbirth, breastfeeding, and newborn care classes, educating hundreds of families in the past six years.
Vanessa is available by appointment on any of the following Doula Services/Packages:
- Private Childbirth Class (In-Person or Virtual/Home)
- Doula on Demand
- Personalized Labor Doula Program
- Personalized Full Services Labor Doula Services
- Planned C-Section
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.