There is no debate that birthworkers, like doulas and childbirth educators, are having a positive impact on the wellbeing of growing Black families. It is known that many Black birth workers that work directly to improve Black maternal and child health outcomes are underpaid and overworked. Many start their businesses with lots of practical field knowledge but not much business knowledge and funding. This often leads to burnout which creates strain on their family relationships, personal health, and their impact in birthwork.
I help doulas and childbirth educators who are overwhelmed and confused about the business side create and implement money making plans so they can avoid burnout, reclaim time for family and fun, and increase impact.
Currently, I provide business coaching through my group coaching program, Money Making Birthwork. Additionally, I provide business guidance through my culturally relevant and financially appropriate childbirth educator certification program, Mother Conscious Birth Ed Curriculum & Certification.
Birthworkers that are “good” are able to make sure mamas and babies are “good.”
The Nguso Saba principle that is clear in my mission and life purpose is Kujichagulia (Self-Determination). It is my utmost goal to “be a a bridge” from people to what they need to achieve the goals they have created for themselves. I believe true freedom and liberation is having the ability to determine your future and make your own decisions in every aspect of life.
My work today is about holding space for doulas and childbirth educators live outside of what they see in business and find ways that are unique to and effective for them to create the lives they want to live while being able to do the same for the women and children they serve.