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DAVINAH SIMMONS

Birth is ceremonial. It is a tradition. It’s been done for thousands of years and sometimes as humans in a modern world with answers at our fingertips, we complicate that process. As your Doula, my instinct is to create an environment that makes space for you to feel respected, cared for, understood, and witnessed. While we know that plans and preferences change, the goal in our work together is to have a thriving birthing person and a thriving baby—no matter where the birthing experience takes us.

Recognizing the importance of each person's intersectional identities, my birth and postpartum support extends itself across all identity and cultural expressions. I am especially passionate about supporting pregnant folks who identify with the following communities in the Greater Seattle area:

  • LGBTQ+

  • Single Parents

  • People of Color

  • Infertility (TTC) and Loss

  • Birthing Persons over 40

  • Incarcerated populations

  • Survivors

  • Military spouse populations

 

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Neonatal Resuscitation Certified, American Academy of Pediatrics, Seattle, WA 2019

Midwifery and Birth Assistant Course, Northwest Birth Assistants and Midwifery Support, Seattle, WA 2019

Supporting Families Through Grief, Big Belly Services, Seattle, WA 2019

INNATE Postpartum Care Certified Provider, Innate Traditions (In Progress), Taos, NM 2018

Rebozo Uses for Labor and Birth, Big Belly Services, Seattle, WA 2018

Placenta Encapsulation, Cornerstone Doula Trainings, Portland, OR 2018

Child CPR AED, Infant CPR Seattle, WA 2018

Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula, Hypnobabies®, Seattle, WA 2018

Food Safety and Blood Born Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulators, Seattle, WA 2018

Labor Doula Training, Cornerstone Doula Trainings, San Francisco, CA 2016

Postpartum Doula Training, Cornerstone Doula Trainings, San Francisco, CA 2016

Homebirth Training, Cornerstone Doula Trainings, San Francisco, CA 2016

Masters of Science, College Counseling and Student Development, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA 2012

Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies and Spanish Linguistics, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA 2010