Katie Griffin's Birth Story
Birth Doula, Postpartum Services + Support
Every birth is unique and magical, whether it takes place at a birth center, hospital or at home, Each is beautiful and deserving of celebration. Every woman deserves a powerful and positive birth experience, no matter the situation. Contact me to learn more about my services, and how I can help you bring you child into this beautiful world.
What is a Birth Doula?
Birth Companion, Birth Coach, or non-medical person who assists a woman before, during and after childbirth.
As a birth doula, I help support new families through the life-changing experience of having a baby! I work with parents throughout pregnancy and labor to address their unique pregnancy, labor and delivery needs. My goal is to help restore peace of mind and help create a positive experience where you feel supported, cared for, informed and respected.
During pregnancy + labor I provide the following:
Introductory meeting to get to know one another and ask questions.
24/7 availability via phone, email, and text
Once contracted no matter how far along you are in your pregnancy, I will always be available!
In-person prenatal meeting
2 in-person meetings where we will spend time learning your and your partner's specific preferences for your birth. We will create a birth plan that reflects your wishes.
Continuous Labor Support
I will provide physical and emotional support during all of labor, joining you at home or at the birth center/hospital.
Promoting collaboration among the birth team.
Support during the first 1-2 hours following birth. Can consist of amateur photography etc.
1-2 follow-up visits after birth. Awesome opportunity to talk about your birth experience and any postpartum questions you may have
What I Don't Do:
- Replace your partner or loved one
- perform medical/clinical tasks such as vaginal exams or fetal monitoring
- do not catch the baby
- make medical decisions for you
- diagnose conditions
Full Spectrum Doula, Herbalist
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Hi! I'm Denawa Deniece. An herbalist, yogi, mother of 1 human, 2 furbabies and about 60 plant babies give or take. I've been a birth professional serving the Greater Charlotte area since 2019. I came into the birth world after a transformative prenatal yoga teacher training experience that left me with the deepest desire to support women during their own transformative journeys into motherhood.
I wear many hats within the birth world + motherhood journey- Birth Doula, Postpartum Support, and Community Herbalist are what I'm most known for.
Additionally, I am a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Childbirth Educator, Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Backup Nanny, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Advocate, Woman's Advisory Board Chair, and Mentor, alongside a few other specialties of deep interest.
Thank you for being here.
Evidence published by the Cochrane Review on the benefits of having a Doula found:
* 12% Increase on having a spontaneous vaginal birth
* 9% Decrease in the use of any pain medications
* 28% Decrease in the risk of having a Cesarean Delivery
* 31% Decrease in the use of Pitocin
* 14% Decrease in the risk of newborns being sent to the special care nursery
* 34% Decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with your birth experience
For more evidence and research on the benefits of hiring a Doula Click Here
Servicing Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas
Being a doula is one of the most rewarding roles I have ever had the honor of experiencing. I have served over 100 families in my time here in Charlotte NC. I am a DONA International Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula specializing in energy healing, herbalism, and yoga. I have completed 200-RYT hour training in Vinyasa Flow, 24-hr Advance Prenatal yoga teacher training with a focus on women of color through Black Orchid, and 85-hr prenatal teacher training through Awakened Spirit Yoga. I am inspired by the healing power of plants + herbs and have been formally trained herbalism for both prenatal support as well postpartum support. I support births at both Atrium and Novant Health Hospitals in Charlotte NC. I will travel within 50 miles of my home in Charlotte, NC as a birth doula. I am both a Novant verified and credentialed doula. You can contact and hire me as your birth doula at any point in your pregnancy to support you in birth and childbirth as a doula.