Rooted Birth Doula Services

About Rooted Birth

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MY PHILOSOPHY

Davinah (Dav) Simmons, MS, CD, CPpD

My approach to Doula work involves leaning into my intuition, advocacy skills, counseling background, and understanding of how medical systems function.  I have a background in crisis intervention and mental health and because of this, I am confident in situations that can become intense or full of emotion. I am confident navigating the dynamics in a room where lots of things are happening and decisions are often made quickly.

Birth is ceremonial. It is a tradition. As your Doula, my instinct is to create an environment that makes space for you to have your ideal birth (leaving room for a variety of possibilities and outcomes that can and will happen). While we know that plans and preferences always change, the goal is to have a healthy birthing person and a healthy baby. 

There is no right way to have a baby and every person deserves to feel respected, heard, and cared for during their birthing time. I believe that every birthing person's body knows exactly what to do and my job is to keep the space safe and positive for this to happen, while working alongside healthcare providers in harmony to achieve the same goal. 

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 those who are pregnant 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

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

Placenta Encapsulation, Cornerstone Doula Trainings, Portland, OR 2018

Food Safety and Blood Born Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulators, 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, CA 2012

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