The Diverse Birth Collective

Meet the team

Nytasha Stevens, CLC Since I was a young girl I have loved being around pregnancy and babies.  It’s so magical to watch birthing bodies grow and then meet their babies face to face for the 1st time!!  It keeps getting better watching that baby get bigger and discover the things around them!!  Being a mom of 5 myself with a 21 year age gap between the oldest and youngest, I realize that it’s deeper than maternity shoots and baby shower’s!!  That’s why I will always continue to learn and grow in the field of maternal health! I am a birth and postpartum doula, supporting families before and after baby is born!  I’m also a certified lactation counselor, and I teach childbirth education by way of HypnoBirthing!  As a car seat technician I make sure that your travels with your babies are the safest they can be by installing, and teaching parents how to safely install, their car seats.  My goal as a birth worker is to listen, encourage, and support.  Oh, and of course get a peek at your baby, but that’s one of many perks of this career that chose me!! 

Raegan Gibson founded Sweets and Soirées in 2008 as an outlet for her creativity, her love of the culinary arts and a desire to make beautiful things.  While desserts and confectionary delights are her first love and her gateway into the business of food, once in the kitchen, she is as comfortable whipping up a vegetarian barbecue dinner as she is a four course plated meal for her pop-up dinners.  No matter the size of the event, her main focus has been providing delicious food that people will talk about long after the event, with an unmatched level of service in an environment where clients easily become more like friends and family.

Hi my name is Mary  owner of Mary’s Little lamb doula services I prefer to go by Gabi. I believe that birth is sacred and every birthing individual should have access to a doula throughout your pregnancy journey. I offer support before ,during and after labor. I would love to chat to see if I am the right fit to be your doula.
Peace & blessings

Nini our Wellness Doula Our lovely Yogi, Nini takes care of Doulas and clients alike! @blackgirldoesmamahood Shaniqua is a certified yoga instructor whose mission is to create safe spaces for brown faces. As a wellness advocate, her goal is to make selfcare accessible for all mamas  and Doulas by providing tips and tools that can be used outside the yoga space. Her self-care sessions are a whole vibe! Our clients get multiple group sessions with NiNi and usually end up hiring her for one on one sessions as well.  Want to learn more about her go to @blkgirlsdo and check out her family business @loveeteahc the whole family is LOVE!

Hello! My name is Brittany, I am the CEO and Founder of Bloom, Baby! Birthing Services, working as a birth doula and perinatal mental health advocate. My passion is working with pregnant/postpartum birthing individuals and children age 0-5. During my career I have had the pleasure of working in the fields of public health, birth work, and now social work, learning the importance of support, care and access and its effects on family outcomes. Birth work is truly a work of heart and I am grateful to be apart of this space and collective. 

Hello, I am Chantel Baucum! I am the owner of Birth through Life Interventions Supports and Services LLC. I am also a wife and mother of twin girls. I have a Master’s in Education specializing in Early Childhood Special Education and Early Intervention, and a graduate certificate in Early Childhood Mental Health from UNC-Charlotte. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Birth-Kindergarten Teacher License specializing in Early Childhood Special Education from UNC-Greensboro. I am a professionally trained in the following fields: ⁃ international Full Spectrum Doula specializing in home births, post-partum mood disorders and more. ⁃ Infant Massage Educator with Infant Massage USA. ⁃ Childbirth Educator with Academy of Certified Birth Educators. Part of my work background is as an Early Childhood Special Educator for preschool aged children in both North Carolina and Virginia between 2016-2022. I recently re-entered the Early intervention world to assist families prior to going to school. I now work as a Doula and Early interventionist full time and enjoy working with families.

My name is Shanea and I am a birth and postpartum doula. I am from the Hampton Roads area but have been in the Richmond area for over seven years. I have loved all things birth since I was a little girl. The news of my pregnancy with my son that is now 4 birthed my doula journey. Every woman deserves a doula to help maneuver, process, and achieve their birth goals/outcomes. I have a holistic approach to birth and life so if you love all things natural/crunchy I’m your girl. I am also a Virginia Freedom Fighter in the fight for medical freedom.

Oollo, i’m jess (they|them)! i’m a non binary birth&postpartum doula,  embodiment life coach, somatic movement practitioner, and holistic health advocate (in short – a hippie). I’m proud parent to a beautiful baby boy and a victor of sexual assault. i love all things science, herbal, spiritual, and sensuality centered. i strongly believe in the connection and union you, your body, your baby, and your mindset have. i trust that you’re beyond capable and i’m simply here to assist you in conceptualizing your potential. i’m so excited to work along side you! 

Hi there! My name is Karynne Campbell and I’m a birth and postpartum doula specializing in all things natural birth and freebirth. My passion for pregnancy and birth began when I was 4 years old and became a big sister. I became a doula in 2020 and have since aided families of color through their pregnancy, birth and postpartum journeys. I fell in love with the freedom and empowerment that giving birth can bring after giving birth unassisted and at home to my daughter in 2021. I am an advocate for using the body’s natural intuition to achieve autonomous birth and for birthing folks to be given the platform and space to be able to achieve the birth of their dreams.

Peace, I’m mama Tu. Holistic Certified Doula, childbirth educator, birth coach, & postpartum chef. Along with that I advocate for breastfeeding mothers. I’m a boy mom, lover of books, plants, & babies. My love for birth work began at the birth of my first son. We had a complicated birth that end up in a C-sections & Nicu experience. 

Feeling alone, uneducated, confused. I decided I wanted to be on the other side. After a intense training 2 year program, mentorship, and guidance I am now educating BIPOC moms and birthing people on how to fearlessly birth with ancestral tradition.

Tu will serve Richmond, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, Stafford, KG, Charles County Maryland. 

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