Greetings, I’m Mama Maati. I am a proud mother of four and grandmother of one. Among my many roles are that of full-spectrum doula, postpartum doula, childbirth educator, mentor, and womb healing practitioner.

Being that I am a third generation birthworker, birth has been woven into the fabric of my life. However, my true journey into birthwork unfolded when I became a teen parent. Despite the challenge of just being young and inexperienced, my supportive tribe really played a crucial role in preparing me for the transformative journey into parenthood. Having experienced a level of support that was unique to me, but not shared by others, I felt drawn to support my peers and community, which ignited my passion for holistic health & wellness. Over the course of nearly two decades, I’ve had the honor of nurturing and assisting families on their unique reproductive journeys. Rediscovering the spiritual and healing practices of my ancestors, I’ve been present at over 200 births and provided support to nearly as many families during the postpartum period.

As a generational doula and intuitive guide, my purpose is to support you in tapping into your inner strength, guiding you through the natural course your body was meant to take. I strive to affirm your beliefs, provide valuable information, educate you, and empower you to advocate for yourself throughout your fertility, pregnancy, birth, and parenting journey. I’m committed to delivering accurate information, ensuring continuity of care, holding and safeguarding a space for you, and bearing witness to your unique experience.

It is truly an honor and privilege to be a part of your childbearing and holistic wellness journey. Together, let’s embark on a memorable and empowering journey filled with warmth, support, and shared joy.

Melishe “Maati” Ivey

Owner and Founder

Experiences and Specialties
Hospitals/ Birthing Centers/ Home Births
Cesarean Births
Childbirth Education
Unmedicated Childbirth
Medicated Childbirth
Inductions
VBACs/ VBA2Cs
Geriatric Pregnancy
IUI/ IVF
Infertility
High Risk Pregnancy
NICU/Prematurity
Infant/ Newborn Care (Preemies & Multiples too)
Lactation Coach
Birth After Trauma
Surrogates
Single Parent by Choice
Same-sex Couples
Postpartum Mood Disorders
Pregnancy & Infant Termination/ Loss

Trainings & Certifications
Certified DC Medicaid Provider
Certified Childbirth Doula
Certified Postpartum Doula
Certified Childbirth Educator
Lactation Coach
Trained Homebirth Assistant
PAILAdvocate
Fertility Advocate
Certified Facilitator
Certified Trauma Informed Specialist
AHA BLS Certified

Looking ahead, I aspire to enhance my knowledge and skills by pursuing additional training and certifications as both a Certified Nurse Midwife and Traditional Herbalist. This commitment reflects my dedication to better serve and support families like yours.

Affiliations & Partnerships
DC Medicaid Healthcare Professional
National Black Doula Association
Evidence Based Birth Professional Member
Motherboard Birth Partner
Motherboard Birth Educator
Lamaze Childbirth Educator
Military Birth Resource Network Professional Member
Sacred Woman Womb Health Practitioner

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Our Values

Knowledge + Experience

Traditional + Modern Support

Service + Standards

Empowerment + Advocacy

Inclusivity + Community

Our Approach

All birthing parents and their partners should have access to continuous, non-judgmental emotional, physical, and informational support.

All birthing parents and their partners should be trusted to make choices that are best for them.

All birthing parents and their partners should be safe and have access to exceptional health care.

All birthing parents and their partners should have their experiences and the memories of those experiences honored.

Clinics, hospitals, organizations, and individuals who work with expectant parents and their partners should be respected and protected.

 

From Conception To Creation, Womb of Creation Is Here For You

The WHO recommends doulas:

“A companion of choice is recommended for all women throughout labor and childbirth. [It] can be any person chosen by the woman to provide her with continuous support during labor and childbirth. This may be someone from the woman’s family or social network, such as her spouse / partner, a female friend or relative, a community member (such as a female community leader, health worker or traditional birth attendant) or a  doula (ie a woman who has been trained in labor support but is not part of the health care facility’s professional staff).
WHO report 2018