Hey there! I’m Dameka, a certified birth and postpartum doula in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding Charlotte area. I’m here to give you one-on-one, non-judgmental, evidence-based knowledge and support throughout the prenatal period, during childbirth, and throughout the postpartum period. In addition, as your doula, I’m here to encourage and empower the family unit. I’ll be your ally and cheerleader wherever your baby comes into the world, whether you’re dreaming of a home birth, at a birth center, or supported by an entire medical team at a local Charlotte hospital. My goal is to give moms the knowledge and support they need to find their voice to communicate their wants and needs so they can feel heard and respected and enjoy a positive birth experience. But my help doesn’t stop there! I’ll stick around throughout the immediate postpartum period to help you feed your baby, navigate emotional stress, and transition smoothly into the next phase together as a family.
I’ve always been passionate about helping and supporting others in my community. Before becoming a certified doula, I worked as a case manager with teens living in group homes transitioning out of care and into adulthood. I’ve also worked as a family support specialist, working with moms and dads to help them understand and meet their child’s developmental needs.
No one is ever just their job, so I’m not just a doula or a caregiver. Originally from Monroe, Virginia, I’m also a daughter, a friend, and a sister to my sister and deceased brother. But my favorite title is Auntie to five young adults, Deandre, DeVonte, Jonathan, Lalia and Samari. I love to travel, cook, shop, read, go to the beach, and spend quality time with family and friends at concerts, game nights, comedy shows and live sporting events. I have a weakness for macadamia nut cookies and butter pecan ice cream, but only with a delicious waffle cone.
In addition to obtaining my birth and postpartum doula certification from DONA International, I also have a baby boutique called Boomer’s Baby Boutique, named in honor of my late brother. Boomer’s Baby Boutique supports local Charlotte moms in need.
Whether you just found out you’re pregnant or have already welcomed your newborn baby into the family, it’s okay to ask for help when you need it. I’m here to be a professional resource to help you and your family as you prepare for labor and delivery, explore your options and birth planning, and learn about standard and alternative practices. I’ll also be by your side to empower you throughout labor and encourage clear lines of communication between you and your care team. Then, once you come home, I’ll lend a helping hand wherever it’s needed, whether that is overnight doula care so you can get a good night’s rest or helping you throughout the day with light, housekeeping, cooking, laundry, cleaning bottles or pumping supplies, or providing professional insight on the latest baby products.
Although I specialize in childbirth, perinatal or postpartum mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD), breastfeeding, and child development milestones, I’m here to ensure that you and your family transition into the next phase of your family dynamic peacefully and smoothly.
The months following childbirth are incredibly transformative, albeit exhausting. Doula services and postpartum education can be a lifeline when you need it most. Having an extra set of hands can provide relief enough to avoid "the baby blues," feel a little more like yourself, or even catch a guilt-free catnap.
I love supporting families in and around the Charlotte area, however, whenever they need it, day or night. Here are a few postnatal doula support that I offer that could help:
Newborn care while you catch up on sleep (or shower)
Creating a sleep schedule
Light house cleaning
Night doula services
•Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula | DONA International
•CPR/First Aid certified
•Shaken Baby training
•Child development training
•Person first training
•Currently studying to be a Sleep Consultant
Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula | DONA International
CPR/First Aid certified
Shaken Baby training
Child development training
Person first training
Currently studying to be a Sleep Consultant
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