Mission, Vision & Values
Mission Statement: At Pride & Joy, our heartfelt mission is to stand as a beacon of unwavering support, guidance, and empowerment for all BIPOC expecting mothers, their partners, and families. We are dedicated to providing a sanctuary of care, offering a nurturing and unbiased space where individuals can embark on their unique journey into parenthood. Our commitment is to equip you with support, resources, evidence-based education, and a holistic approach, enabling you to navigate this transformative experience with confidence, wisdom, and the ability to communicate openly and effectively to realize your desired birth outcomes. Vision Statement: Our vision at Pride & Joy is a world where every BIPOC expecting mother, partner, and family is embraced, informed, and empowered, regardless of background or circumstance. We aspire to create a tapestry of diverse stories, all united by the shared experience of love and the miracle of birth. We see a future where our holistic approach fosters not just healthier outcomes, but also a stronger, more connected community, celebrating the beauty in our differences and the shared hope for a brighter, more inclusive future. Core Values: Equity and Inclusivity: We believe in a world where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and celebrate their uniqueness. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where every voice is heard and every experience is valued. Empowerment: We are dedicated to empowering BIPOC expecting mothers, their partners, and families to take control of their own journeys, make informed choices, and embrace their inner strength. Compassion: Our foundation is built upon compassion and empathy. We approach every interaction with warmth, understanding, and a genuine desire to make a positive impact. Education: We believe in the power of knowledge. We are committed to providing evidence-based education that enables our community to make informed decisions and choices throughout their pregnancy and birth experiences. Holistic Care: We embrace a holistic approach to health, recognizing that physical, emotional, and mental well-being are interconnected. Our care encompasses the entirety of your journey. Open Communication: We champion the importance of open, respectful, and effective communication. We strive to create an environment where you can express your desires and concerns freely. Support and Trust: We stand by you as a pillar of unwavering support, fostering trust in your body's capabilities, in your choices, and in your path to the birth you desire. Community Building: We envision a community strengthened by diverse experiences and united in the journey of parenthood. We seek to build connections, share stories, and celebrate the richness of our heritage. At Pride & Joy, our mission, vision, and values are woven together with the threads of love, understanding, and a commitment to empower you on your extraordinary journey to parenthood. We are here to be your guiding light, your steadfast support, and your trusted partner in this remarkable chapter of life.
I am a Doula. My passion is preserving the family unit, through education, advocacy, and empowerment leading me to choose to become a professional Doula, trained and certified through DONA International.
In addition to being a Doula, I am a Registered Nurse and no stranger to the healthcare industry, having spent 5 years as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy and 18 years as a Registered Nurse in various disciplines.
Pregnancy, birth and the early days of child rearing can be very scary and stressful. My role with my Postpartum Support service is to ensure you get the best information and care possible. No matter when you need me, I will be there offering support.
I take on a limited number of clients at any one time to make sure I can give you the full care and attention you deserve. By offering Prenatal Visits, my goal is to reduce any stress, allowing you to pay attention to your body and your baby.
With my Birthing Guidance, I offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during and after birth. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and step in with anything you might need.
“Having Felicia as my doula is one of the best decisions I have made, especially with this being my first pregnancy. As many first-time mothers, I was very scared, especially about labor and delivery, but after my first meeting with Felicia, my worries had gone away because she made sure to help me get comfortable with the idea and reassured me that this is a natural process."
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