Meet Our Doulas
Deomina (Dee) Martin is a birth doula who serves Augusta Ga and the surrounding areas. Dee is a mother of two amazing children. She has a background in health and science and eight years of experience in brain and spinal cord injury. Her journey to assist in the birth world was something that she has always wanted to do. It wasn't until she had her own experience with the birth of her son that she decided to serve mothers and their families. After researching and realizing that her community was in need of support, Dee became a member of DONA International and enrolled in a birth doula class, where she received a certificate of completion. In 2018, her birth service business Luminous Wombs LLC was created. Deomina is planning to expand her education background in Midwifery to further support her community.
"Becoming a mother was just the beginning of greatness. I truly believe and support the importance of birth workers and the impact they can have on our local community. The village needs me! My vision as a birth worker is to create a peaceful atmosphere, while offering support and education to "MAMAz" all over the CSRA.” Deomina believes you should never give up on what was yours from the beginning.
Yokebed Kandice Burts
Birth and Postpartum Doula
Yokebed Kandice Burts, CD is a woman of many skills. She is the founder of Blessed Queens Doula Care & Arukah Wellness Collective, and has been on a journey of assisting women, children and families for over 14 years in areas of childcare, education and support. She is not only a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, but a certified Life Coach, Traditional Birth Attendant, Belly Binding Specialist and Childbirth Educator, Doula trainer and Doula Mentor. She comes with a unique experience of having birthed in multiple settings (birth center, hospital and home), including her own unassisted Home Birth. She brings to the table a well rounded show of expertise on your team!
Birth and Postpartum Doula
My name is Tiesha Owens. I am a 31-year-old female (she/her). I am currently a paraprofessional teacher who decided to jump into birth work as a doula. My goal is to educate and empower parents. To let them be informed to be able to make decisions for themselves and to offer support for both birth and postpartum. Moon Phase Doula, LLC is the beginning of my journey, as we all know, birth happens at any phase.
My name is Tasha Cofer. I am a 39-year-old female (she/her). My postpartum experience prompted me to help as many women as I can during the fourth trimester. So, I decided the best thing I could become was a postpartum doula. My goal is to empower parents to truly honor the fourth trimester so that complete healing and nurturing can take place. I look forward to helping as many parents as I can through services and educational classes. I look forward to working with you soon
Olivia Kelly, owner of Azara Birthing Services LLC, established this business with the intention of helping empower women to take back their voice and recognize the pure power that resides within them. Going through college and graduating as an MA in California is what first sparked her interest to pursue entering the reproductive field. It wasn’t until 2016, with the passing of her first son Ezra, that she really felt destined to go full stride and become an advocate for a woman’s right to birth freely and to educate women on this journey to motherhood. Olivia resides in Grovetown with her husband and two children. She is currently training through DONA International and Stillbirthday for her birth and bereavement certification. She plans to continue her education through various institutions with high expectations of completing postpartum, herbalism and yoni steaming certification within the upcoming years. This will enable her to further expand her business and serve women and their partners throughout the CSRA.
THE BIRTH OF A DOULA
So for those who are curious, why the name Azara (uh za rah) Birthing Services, LLC? As previously mentioned, the passing of her first son Ezra was the driving force behind her pursuit of this profession, and by incorporating his name she pays homage to his memory. Ezra means “helper” with its feminine form Azara meaning “enclosure” which is complementary to the idea that a doula is there to hold space for the mother and child enclosed in her womb. The symbolism behind the name will carry his legacy forward with every woman Olivia serves. Regardless of the circumstances, Olivia’s hope is that all women can take something special from her sincerity and deeply believes that every woman deserves a doula for this transcendent stage in their life. With that being said, please feel free to contact her via email, facebook or telephone to arrange a free consultation.
Birth and Postpartum Doula
Hello! My name is Julia Davidson. I became a doula in 2016 after the birth of my second son. My first son was born overseas in China. My husband and I had little support as we walked through pregnancy and birth. Hiring a doula for our second son's birth made all the difference. I felt encouraged, supported, and heard. With a background in social work, I felt a strong desire to help other families. I certified through DONA International 2017 and started Little Hands and Little Feet Doula Services, LLC.
Over the last 6 years, I have attended over 200 births in multiple settings. It's been my joy to serve families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. As a certified doula, I have supported uncomplicated births, home births, high-risk pregnancies, VBACs, inductions, and scheduled cesarean births. In 2018 I completed my childbirth educator training through Lamaze International. As a trained childbirth educator and birth doula, my main goal is to provide families with evidence-based information and comfort techniques to guide you in what works best for you and your family.
Want to see if we are a good fit? Head over to my website and set up a free consultation!
Ebonie Bailey CD(DONA), CLS, PCD founded Naturally Ebonie Doula Services in 2015, after
experiencing firsthand the transformative support and care of a doula throughout her birthing
journey with her third child. She believes that birth work is soul work, and, as a doula, she has
channeled her natural gift of nurturing into support for women and families before, during, and
after the miracle of birth. Ebonie has given birth to five children of her own and has helped
countless others to navigate labor, delivery, and their postpartum experiences.
In addition to her work as a mother, doula, and business owner, Ebonie now fights for expanded
access to holistic birth care as the co-founder and Executive Director of the Iowa Black Doula
Collective. At the time of its founding in 2020, Ebonie and the co-founders of the Collective were
among the first doulas of color in the state of Iowa, amidst increasingly disproportionate rates of
fertility, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum complications among Black mothers. Subsequently,
IBDC’s mission is fostering “birth work centered in blackness,” and the Collective takes an
integrative approach to meeting the needs of Black bodies, families, and communities. Mothers
and families engage with the Collective via educational resources, mentorship, and support
groups, while the Collective simultaneously seeks to diversify the doula workforce in Iowa via
training and funding for aspiring doulas of color.
Ebonie acts as a mentor to doulas, connecting birthing families throughout Iowa to their services
and fostering their passion for holistic reproductive health as they contribute to the work of the
Iowa Black Doula Collective. She is an advocate for compassionate, affordable health care in
Iowa, having attended her first health care legislative forum in 2011. Ebonie is an Alumna of
University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and St Ambrose University. She resides Georgia with her
husband and five children.
Birth and Bereavement Doula
With over 20 years of training, personal, and professional experience ranging from uncomplicated births, home births, high-risk pregnancies, inductions, and scheduled cesarean births, I am dual-certified and engaged in continuous professional development to remain current with best practices and guidelines. Forged from a wealth of knowledge and resources, I serve my Clients to assist them in achieving the birth experience they desire. Born and raised in New Zealand and England, I have seven children an experienced birth on both sides of the Atlantic. I have resided within the United States for 14 years and the CSRA for the last 7. I love this small community and have become very familiar with local obstetric care providers and I frequently provide low cost/no cost services to those in the community.