What is a Doula?

The word doula comes from the ancient Greek, meaning "a woman who serves". A doula is a certified professional who provides continuous emotional, physical, and educational support to the mother, birthing person, & their partner. Before, during and after labour.

 

ROOTEAD DOULA COLLECTIVE

 

kama mitchell

Kama Tai Mitchell is a healer, mama, yogi, doula and dancer.  She has spent most of her life claiming and sharing body awareness.  A practitioner and teacher of Para Yoga, Kama has also had numerous trainings with many master dance teachers of the African Diaspora.  Currently working toward birth doula certification with DONA International, she encourages women to own their bodies and their birth experience.  Kama is a strong activist in birth justice, racial equality and mental health awareness.  She co-founded and is co-executive director of the nonprofit Rootead, which supports women of color, especially mothers.  She is certified in belly binding through the Zulu Birth Project and has training in reflexology and massage.  Kama loves nature (especially the ocean), babies and all forms of art.

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