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. 

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.

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.

My name is LaRonda Malone (she/her). I am a postpartum doula and placenta encapsulation specialist. I’ve been a Richmond native all my life. After giving birth to my daughter (Ava Rose) in 2019, I fell in love with the birth industry. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, journaling, and relaxing in the sun.

After having my daughter, plus over ten years of experience as an infant teacher has helped me to understand the many challenges that new and experienced parents may face.

I find my work to be very humbling. I’m motivated to provide safe and nurturing care to all families. Building personal connections with my clients is the most rewarding part of my career. 

Hello I’m Judith ! 

Owner of Eema-Soul Holistic Birth Services☺️, Mom of 8 , Holistic Birth/ Postpartum Doula, and ChildBirth Educator! Coming from a long line of Master Herbalist I’ve always had the love of natural healing , natural food, just all things in the way it was intended to be. Due to the pandemic I finally built the courage to have my first home and waterbirths and having my midwife and Doula present as my team it was then I knew this was my lane ! I had to be apart of another birthing mama’s team ! So now you can catch me empowering and informing mamas  all over the DMV area!

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