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 Education and Support Page here for details
Our Doulas have all completed the rigorous 14-month Doula Skills: Beyond the Basics Program 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.
All of our Featured Interdisciplinary Doulas are prepared to support families through pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, lactation, and even grief and and loss. Some of our doulas have gone even further to add specialties in fertility and preconception preparation, lactation, grief and loss, research and writing, advocacy and policy reform, and more. They committed to taking our intense training because they understand that after just the typical 3-4 days of Doula training that most organization require, 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 health, which can all influence their reproductive choices, options, and outcomes.
Our doulas are trained to be proficient in understanding the implications of pregnancy involving conception through to birth to postpartum, as well as many things in between such as nutrition, toxic relationships, trauma, breastfeeding, loss and much, much more gained through several training units. Overall, they are prepared to support families in any environment (home, hospital, birth center) and through a wide range of circumstances encompassing the Full Spectrum and beyond to becoming an Interdisciplinary Doula (sm). All of our Doulas provide In-Person and Virtual Doula support through our Virtual Pregnancy Partners Program. We have been training Interdisciplinary Doulas since 2016.
Where are we located?
We have Doulas in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, California, Indiana and are training in other states. However, all of our Doulas are part of our Virtual Pregnancy Partners Program and can support you no matter where you are.
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 training as a Doula in 2001, started working as a homebirth midwifery assistant soon after, and has received multiple training and certifications from many organizations in various disciplines over the years. SciHonor has taught about women’s reproductive health including fertility challenges, womb ailments, pregnancy, positive parenting and more in women’s shelters, birthing centers, and for private clients.
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. SciHonor is a published writer and has been called to speak at colleges, universities and other venues on the historical and present-day impacts on perinatal experiences of Black families and their birth outcomes.
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.
SciHonor Devotion was awarded the Lem & June Birth Pro Award for Best Black Birth Professional Trainer 2020.