My name is Deshaya Williams, I started as a trained birth doula in 2017 (DONA International). After obtaining a better understanding for the need for birth justice I have cross-trained and certified with Ancient Song Full- Spectrum Doula Services. I have found my calling educating, supporting, encouraging women during birth. Each birth is exciting and different and each one creates a new family; it is a great honor to be of service to families at such a great time of transition in their lives. I have supported families through hospital births, birth center births, cesareans, and VBAC’s.
Partnering with others to help them find solutions for their most pressing life transitions is all part of the connection process as you work with me. I bring my training as a certified yoga instructor into my work of supporting families in birth and postpartum.
I am a foster mother, proud auntie, godmother, oldest first cousin to over 30 cousins, and oldest of 5 siblings. I have seen my sister and family members experience difficulty breastfeeding and a challenging birth, through that experience I have garnered a better understanding of how to be with clients during those journey’s.