Sister Doulas

What is a Doula?

A doula is a professional labor support person.  They are experts at getting women through the process of labor and birth.  They support physiologic normal birth and attend births in all setting.  The Sister Doulas of Uzazi Village are available to work with any woman located in the metropolitan area.  Doulas are not healthcare providers and do not provide clinical services.  They are trained to provide physical, and emotional supportive care and education.

The Sister Doula Co-op

If you are interested in hiring one of our Sister Doulas, simply call one of the numbers below or email us.  You can phone interview as many Sister Doulas as you like and may have a complimentary ‘getting to know you’ appointment with one or two.  Once you have selected a doula and a back-up doula, and payment arrangements have been made, your doula services will begin.  We suggest you hire your Sister Doula as you enter your second trimester.  Sister Doulas can help you clarify your birth plan, suggest community resources, and give guidance on providers and practices.  Sister Doulas work with clients at home, in birth centers and at the hospital.  They work with those planning unmedicated and medicated births.  Our Sister Doulas are skilled in supporting physiologic birth and breastfeeding.

Our Sister Doulas

Kansas City Sister Doulas
Shoaf C.

Shoaf C.

Senior Sister Doula, PCHW

I have always been passionate about pregnancy, birth, and babies. The journey through my first pregnancy only further inflamed this passion. The specific aspects of my three home birth labors have prepared me to support women through difficult births. As a doula, I will work to empower women to make informed decisions affecting their birthing experience. My goal is to provide a steady, calm and comforting presence throughout labor. Whether in the hospital, birthing center, or at home, I hope to provide the support a mother needs to give birth in her own way. I believe that helping a laboring woman through the experience with the fewest possible interventions will result in the best birthing experience.

Kellye M.

Kellye M.

Sister Doula

Justice G.

Justice G.

Sister Doula, PCHW

Ever since I can remember, I've had an unwavering passion for seeing to it that people are treated fairly. Injustice, in it's many forms has always bothered me and I have worked on many issues. As a domestic violence advocate, I met many women who were pregnant while trying to escape an abusive partner. The things they would reveal always reminded me of my own survivor story. I wanted to become a doula in order to better assist the pregnant moms that I met. Not only has my professional training prepared me to work with some of the most vulnerable clients in our community I am also fully equipped to assist ALL birthing families. Being a doula is a natural fit for me. I enjoy coaching mom's to advocate for themselves during their perinatal health care visits and birthing process. I believe that each birth is unique and deserves the special attention that a doula can offer. I'm the mother of three beautiful children. Due to medical complications with my first child, I ended up having an emergency C-Section. I was lucky enough to have a doula by my side to offer me support and comfort during a very difficult time. Her presence was invaluable and I hope that mine will be just as helpful. I believe in empowering mom's and dads to make the best decisions for their families. I would consider it an honor to be apart of your birth experience.

Grace K.

Grace K.

Sister Doula, PCHW

My Story
My mother was in Africa when I found out I was expecting our first child at the age of 22. I read every book on pregnancy I could lay my hands on, but there was so much information, I was overwhelmed and in many ways I doubted myself. I had never thought of what my ideal birth would look like. No one told me I could and should dream of what I would like for my pregnancy and the delivery process to look like. I felt like my body was not my own, but that I was at the dictates of the medical professionals and I had to follow orders and silence my inner ideas. I felt unheard, I felt voiceless and I felt powerless. I simply needed someone to support me; someone to help me hear my own heart’s desires, to reassure me and to provide resources in a way that empowered me instead of the plethora of knowledge that overwhelmed me. Although I didn’t know it then, and I had never heard of them, I needed a doula! Now, years later, having completed graduate studies in biological anthropology and with my oldest off to college and our other two children in high school, I am honored to be a doula supporting other women through this sacred journey of pregnancy and birth.

Ameenah J.

Ameenah J.

Sister Doula, PCHW

Robyn H.

Robyn H.

Sister Doula, PCHW

I trained with Uzazi Village as a Perinatal Doula in fall 2014, and am now completing my certification with Doula Trainings International and Stillbirthday. The births that I have attended so far have shown me that women's experiences of pregnancy and childbirth have a powerful effect on their lives and their communities. My goal as a doula is to support women in finding their own strength in pregnancy, labor, birth, and the beginning of their children's lives.
I grew up as the oldest of six children, so I've always loved being with moms and kids. For the last six years I've lived and worked in Kansas City's urban core. I am privileged to work with Uzazi Village as a Sister Doula.

St. Louis Sister Doulas
Tru C.

Tru C.

Senior Sister Doula, PCHW

Dee Dee P.

Dee Dee P.

Sister Doula, PCHW

Fees & Services

Fee:$1,250

This includes:
3 prenatal visits
Labor/delivery and breastfeeding support
2 postpartum visits
Access to our childbirth and breastfeeding class at Uzazi Village
Access to our breastfeeding support groups

We have several payment options

Full payment, made by 37 weeks gestation

Sliding scale fees and payment plans over 2-4 payments

10% discount if paid in full in one payment

Doula scholarships from KC Doulas

Sister Doula Support Package- donors can make a donation to cover the cost of a doula and the service will be awarded to a woman from our community who could not otherwise afford one.

Sister Doula Services are also available through Home State Health Plans in Missouri, and Amerigroup in Kansas. If this is your provider, please contact us for more information.