Your Abuela Doula Directory

Your Doula Directory

Choosing a doula is a very personal thing. Your birthkeeper will walk alongside you as you welcome new life into your home. They bring the wisdom of the Abuelas with them. Here are some wonderful Abuela Doulas to choose from:

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Eshe Kiama Zuri (they/them)

07713131748 | eshekiamazuri@gmail.com | https://eshekiamazuri.com/doula

Bio

Eshe Kiama Zuri offers emergency doula support and community care for marginalised people.
Eshe’s focus is on ‘full spectrum community care’ (see website), about bringing appropriate and inclusive support to all areas of the community. They run a national online mutual aid network, UK Mutual Aid and provide direct to the community support in Nottingham.
They are also a vegan chef with a wealth of knowledge around nutrition and African diasporic diets.
Eshe wishes to work with people who are most marginalised and their doula support is offered to queer and trans parents and families, sex workers, Black parents and families, disabled parents and families, young parents and families, asylum seeker and refugee parents and families and more. See website for more details.

Nottingham | Nottingham, East Midlands and national online support.

Laeta-Mae d’Avoine

Please email in the first instance | Hi@leatamae.com | https://leatamae.com

Bio

Leata-Mae (she/they) is a parent, full spectrum doula & holistic well being facilitator based in Jersey, The Channel Islands.
While advocating for reproductive, racial & birth justice, Leata-Mae’s work is also focused on encouraging others to stay informed & empowered when it comes to their self care and self love.
Through Leata-Mae’s storytelling, devotion to boundaries and passion for communication, they aim to bring about connection and compassion via community based healing.

Jersey, Chanel Island | Jersey, Channel Island , Virtual

Krishinda Powers-Duff

07305334793 | TheBuddhaMamaTHM@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/The-Buddha-Mama-Traditional-Holistic-midwife-101760615003440

Bio

As a former UK midwife I have over 10 years of experience helping women and their families in pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and the postnatal period. I pride myself on giving holistic loving care based on clinical and traditional midwifery skills. My years of experience working in both Spain and the UK have allowed me to become the kind of well-rounded caregiver that I feel women sincerely need. I have confidence in women and birthing peoples ability to grow, birth and nurture their babies and I support you along the way to find this confidence in yourself. At present I am able to provide Breast/chest feeding support, postnatal coaching and restfulness coaching online and have great success in doing this with families around Europe. Although our sessions may be online I ensure that you have access to my care and support as much as needed and with my years of experience and love for teaching, I ensure that each parent whom I support is able to achieve their goals whether they are feeding, postnatal or restfulness (supporting your baby to rest and sleep well) goals.

Online Doula | Global

Nicola Mahdiyyah Goodall

07743639508 | nicolagoodall@gmail.com | https://nicolathebirthkeeper.com/

Bio

Nicola has been birth for over 20 years helping women through their journeys alongside her own births and raising her family. Officially trained in 2002 with Michel Odent as one of the first Paramana Doulas, she was a founding member of the Scottish Doula Network, after she moved to Edinburgh, where she still resides. She works actively not only as a doula, but is also part of many different initiatives which promote natural childbirth. Becoming the main facilitator for the Mindful Doulas training programme, gave her the experience and push to found the Red Tent Doulas training initiative in 2014 which has taken off in several countries worldwide. Nicola is also the director of the Wysewomen workshops – a series of learning circles aimed at women sharing with women through storytelling, publications and healthy social media, to bring back traditional practices in our modern world. Red Tent now includes End of Life doula, traditional postpartum, TCM and educator preparation.As a very active member of the childbirth movement both within the UK and Europe, she can often be found co-teaching workshops with other midwives and doulas (Loving the Mother, Da A Luz), giving very eloquent, fluent talks at birth conferences and universities, giving amazing TED talks and generally offering endless time and
commitment to students, birthkeepers, mothers and birth activists to assist them on their journeys.
2019 saw Nicola release her first book 10 Oils: Aromatherapy Oils for the Childbearing Year.
Red Tent has always worked hard to make sure everyone has access to good preparation and support when becoming a birthkeeper and also a parent. As a Muslim she’s seen that this is frequently inaccessible. Particularly providing a safe space for those who have failed to find one before. She works alongside national heroine Mars Lord to facilitate dialogue around race and medical disparities internationally. Her favourite workshop they co-facilitate is Cultural Safety for the Perinatal Period.
Nicola is a very direct and honest jewel of information who never ceases to inspire others to be the change they wish to see in the world.

london and edinburgh | edinburgh and london - postpartum only

Oorooj Qadri

07794994653 | doula.oorooj@gmail.com | https://www.doulaoorooj.com

Bio

I am Oorooj Qadri, a mother of an aspiring gymnast living in West London. I had a dream where I could help mothers have an amazing birth experience like I did. I was fortunate to have support and love when my son was born. Living in London, it is easy for women who are expecting or new mums to be side lined. People saying ‘just get on with it like I did!’ is a negative connotation to someone that has to learn to be a mother from scratch, not knowing what to expect.
I see pregnancy, birth, and the growth of a family as one of the most beautiful things about humanity.
After going through my first pregnancy, I felt this amazing empowerment and connection with my body, my partner and my child. The experience was intense and overwhelming, but also very very awesome, and I was grateful to have my own Doula type of person there to nurture and keep me balanced throughout the process. I felt then that it was my calling to become one myself.

West London | Hayes, Hillingdon, Acton, Brentford, Hounslow, Richmond, Park Royal, Wembley, Brent Cross area, Harrow.

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