We are a fun group of Doulas and perinatal health advocates who love to incorporate the wisdom and cultural healing practices of our ancestors into our care, while providing culturally relevant and evidenced based services. We come to the people as the people because we are the people.
We are a team of Doulas and Perinatal Health Advocates whose ultimate goal is to hold space for all families no matter where they are in their childbearing year, phase or process, while reducing racial disparities in perinatal outcomes. We are protectors of the space that we hold for families.
Because we know that after just 3-4 days of training, it can be challenging to navigate all of the complexities that often come with supporting families in undervalued and underrepresented communities, who are living with the weight of historical and generational traumas, while navigating institutional racism and all of the social determinants of their health, which can all influence their reproductive choices, options, and outcomes. This program encompasses a wide range of knowledge from Conception through to Birth to Postpartum and many things in between such as nutrition, loss, toxic relationships, trauma, breastfeeding and much, much more through several training units. Overall, this training will prepare you to support families in many environments and through a wide range of circumstances encompassing the Full Spectrum expectation and beyond to becoming an Interdisciplinary Doula (sm).
If you are interested in our Doula Skills: Beyond the Basics Program, please visit our Educational Services Page here for details
SciHonor Devotion is a Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Homebirth Midwife Assistant, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Maternal Child Health Specialist, Reproductive Health Advocate, and Current Midwifery Student who serves women and girls in her community through workshop, ceremony and rites of passage.
SciHonor Devotion has been in the field of Reproductive Health since 1999 when she became pregnant with her first child. She began her journey training and certifying as a Labor Doula with Doulas of North America (DONA) in 2001. She also trained with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) and became a certified childbirth educator and Postpartum Doula in 2004. She continued to take trainings and gain certifications through BirthMama, Mamatoto Village, Inc., Indigenous Remedies, Hearthside Perinatal Bereavement Services, Divine Birth Wisdom, Postpartum Support International and more.
SciHonor has worked and volunteered in a variety of environments including women’s shelters and birthing centers, teaching pregnant women about the reproductive process, labor, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding and positive parenting skills. She also works to enhance the lives of women and girls of all ages through Sacred Ceremonies, Gatherings, Workshops, Rites of Passage Programs, Retreats and events.
She was a member of the New York City Chapter of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) which was called Sistahs for Better Birth and held the position of secretary. SciHonor is a trained and certified Homebirth Midwife Assistant and has worked with Memaniye Cinque, CNM, closely with homebirth midwife Sakina O’Uhuru and others, supporting home birthing families. She has also done workshops for the annual Harlem Birth Action Committee’s community affair with Nonkululeko Tyehemba as well as many other community events.
In 2014, SciHonor added another level of service by becoming a certified “Womb Sauna” Practitioner and opened “The Womb Room”, to be able to better serve women with the ancient art of using herbs, essential oils and more to heal themselves from and prevent reproductive ailments such as infertility, fibroids and to just maintain vaginal and reproductive health. In keeping with that passion, SciHonor began to distribute alternative feminine hygiene products, in order to give women healthier alternatives to conventional products that can contribute to some of the womb ailments that women often experience.
SciHonor has completed the advanced midwifery program at WomanCraft Midwifery in Amherst, Massachusetts taught by Beth Anne Moonstone. Through this course, her research focus was on… How Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders are Recognized, Identified and Managed in Communities of Color and how they are supported both medically and socially in people who identify as being “of African Descent”. She is currently enrolled as a Student Midwife at the Midwives College of Utah.
In keeping in line with enhancing a woman’s beauty and health, she continues with the Earth’s Natural Touch product line of products to help women prevent and manage womb issues, aid with postpartum recovery and enhance lactation and more.
SciHonor is also very passionate about nutrition during the perinatal years and has taken her experience of being vegan for over 14 years and has used it to guide women with their own nutritious, dietary choices and path. Through Queen’s Quisine, she has been able to teach men, women, children and teens the importance of overall nutrition, vegan cooking options and kitchen skills.
She is a published writer and has written for magazines, blogs, the 2 volume set - The Hood Health Handbook and The Source Magazine’s online column, Hood Health 101 and more.
SciHonor created the Earth’s Natural Touch: Birth Care & Beyond – Doulas Skills: Beyond the Basics Program to ensure that there were competent and racially / culturally diverse Doulas and Perinatal Health Advocates supporting families. Her team of Doulas “The Dada Zuri” is well equipped to support families through their birthing journeys.
If you are interested in Doula Services, Booking Speaking Engagements or any of the Services that Earth’s Natural Touch provides, please contact SciHonor HERE.