Why I want to be a doula (in short)

After being born a premature, weighing four pounds and four ounces at six months from my beautiful teenage mother (at the time), I find it extremely important for all women to understand the significance of giving birth to children. I’ve had multiple conversations with my parents (both biological and grandparents) to learn more about what was happening while I was in the womb of my mother. I encourage each person, both man and woman to inquire about what was happening during each trimester. This type of knowledge can bring insight into who we are and bring understanding regarding the decisions we make.

As I watch women surrounding me, I realize many don’t have an understanding of who they are, which explains why they’re experiencing complicated births and why women whether they’re pregnant or not are spiritually dead. I want to provide emotional, informational, spiritual, and physical support to the family who are preparing to bring a child into their lives. I understand that it may seem weird for me to mention the family and not just the mom. However, I realize that the people who are around the mother the most have a huge affect on the mother and child that is forming. Therefore, I want to help the mother become more acquainted with who she is, while simultaneously educating the family. We can not depend on what doctors and society tells us is best for our bodies. I refuse to compromise truth and I won’t put my life in the hands of anyone else. Last, since I care about myself, then I must care about those who are a true reflection of me, which are women around the world.

One precious aspect of life that I pray all women grow to appreciate the most is the womb. Not just the physical womb, but all aspects (physical – birthing center, mental – your thoughts, and spiritual  – the heart) of the womb that makes her who she is. The future of each woman and of the world lives within the womb. “There is a direct correlation between the condition of your womb and your overall wellness”, says Queen Afua.

The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches, “A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Woman.” That is not light weight and that’s the last, but most important reason why I’m passionate about dedicating my time to uplift my Sisters for the betterment of our community. G. F. Scott, Midnight Literary Midwife says, “Womb wellness must become a global concern. Overcoming an angry vagina is a global urgency.” If we as women are suffering, what does that say about the condition of the rest of the world? If I can help one woman, it means that I have helped a family, which then results in positive change for a generation. I believe in making an impact, not just in doing good deeds, but in transforming lives. Therefore,  I’m passionate about my Sisters, our children, and the womb that bores our future.

I understand that this is a part of my assignment from God and that it’s my duty to be educated for my own personal knowledge and to aid as many as I can because the womb is a global matter that feeds my heart every time I’m learning and implementing in this manner.

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