THE HOOD NEEDS DOULAS
ABOUT THE HOOD DOULA
Hi! My name is Cassie and I am a birth doula based in New Jersey. Born and raised in Lakeland, FL, I moved to Los Angeles after college to pursue a masters in Global Medicine from USC. It was on a trip to Uganda in my program that my obsession with womb wellness and birth support began. After becoming a doula in 2019, my purpose grabbed me by the neck and took me on the whirlwind path I’m on now.I work primarily with womxn in the community who might not have ever considered a doula or thought they weren’t for them before they met me. I’m here to change that narrative!
As someone who has love for all hoods (and the hood I’m originally from, shout out 863!) I know how important it is for all womxn/folks to have access to doulas. Especially black women. We are dying at the hands of a racist medical system and there is no reason we should be.
I call myself “the hood doula” because I think many people in the hood feel doulas aren’t for them. Many of us get the short end of the stick in the world of education about our own bodies. We are often forced to accept treatment we don’t deserve and convinced to do things we might not have wanted when we walked into the birth space all because our voices are suppressed. It’s not fair! My life’s purpose is to change that, and to bridge the gaps/divides between doulas, doctors, midwives, nurses, PAs, lactation consultants, childbirth educators... basically all the key players in the birth space.
I am passionate about womb wellness, not right before or after birth but from youth to sage hood. My hope is to be able to doula you through all the stages of your womb life!