Support Black Midwifery Students in Alabama
CONTRIBUTE TO THE SOLUTION FOR ALABAMA’s MATERNITY MORTALITY CRISIS
In a world where racially disparate treatment still impacts our perinatal practices, Black birthing women are 4 times more likely to die in childbirth in our nation. Alabama alone now ranks third highest in the nation in maternal death rates. Supporting Black birth workers, especially midwives, is essential to addressing these challenges. Please consider giving to support our Black student midwives of Alabama. They are working hard to serve our communities, offer options for better birthing outcomes, and provide Black families with caregivers from within Black communities. Together, we can make a difference in the lives and birth experiences for Alabama’s mothers and families overall.
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is a Huntsville, Alabama native, and currently serves the North Alabama and Tennessee Valley area as a professionally trained doula and an apprenticing midwife. She is also the pioneer of The DandeLion Difference Initiative – a non-profit, grassroots, community-based initiative that is focused on reducing maternal health disparity, providing compassionate and quality care to low income and young mothers in need, and improving birth outcomes in Alabama and the Tennessee Valley area.
Tiffany is a blessed wife of 21 years and homeschool mom of two young adults (ages 13 & 18). She is a graduate of University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business (B.B.A Cum Laude 1996), and has leveraged well over a decade of experience in corporate-level operations management, professional music industry, hospice, teaching, and mentoring youth and women while serving in various roles within her community.
The unexpected, yet divine call to and pursuit of becoming a midwife began in June 2018. Thanks to CAPPA Certified Birth Educator, Katie Terry, CLD of The Shoals Doula Group, Tiffany received her professional doula training in 2019, and began providing professional doula services and support to women in hospital settings. In May 2020, she was offered the opportunity to begin apprenticing as a student midwife with Harvest Midwifery under the direction and guidance of Chloe Raum, CPM, TN / AL in which she is gaining hands-on, competency and community-based training and experience in out-of-hospital settings. Tiffany considers herself a “Midwife in HIS Making” – relying most on her faith and relationship with The Creator to see that which is conceived come to birth (Isaiah 66:9).
She is seeking funding to help her complete her midwifery course work through The National College of Midwifery and obtain her Certified Professional Midwife credential and state licensure within the next 2.5 -3 years. She continues to contribute to the survival and holistic well-being of women and their families within her reach by providing comprehensive, culturally-relevant and evidence-based care, support, education and therapy to those in need; especially those who are underserved, socio-economically challenged, and unmarried with children.
Tracie began her apprenticeship with Midwife Rebekah in the spring of 2019. As an IT professional for the last 20 years, she is pursuing her life’s desire to work with women. In addition to midwifery, she has a passion for expounding on the principles of the Bible and enjoys teaching in a practical, unorthodox and easy to understand manner. Blessed by a blended family, Tracie is married to Jacky and together they are the parents of four young adults and two grandchildren. Her motto is “May everything I do be by His grace and for His glory”.
After retirement from the IT industry, Tracie desires to concentrate solely on educating women in a community setting.
In her spare time, Tracie enjoys hiking with her family, working in her garden and decorating events with her mother.
Mariah Alyce Brown
Hi! I’m Mariah Alyce Brown. I am a Doula, Student Midwife, and Certified Lactation Counselor.
I was introduced to birthwork before knowing there was a space for this work, as a caretaker for a family memeber during her pregnancy (which was high-risk).
My passion for women’s physical and mental health has shaped my love for becoming a birthworker, advocate, and community educator.
My goal is to inspire, empower, and educate women regarding the importance of overall womb wellness, reproductive care, and education, even outside of pregnancy and the birthing space.
I am currently based in Tuscaloosa, AL, but have served all over the state of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Madison, Perry, and Montgomery, and Sumter Counties) and in other states (Virginia, Kansas, Georgia, and Florida) both physically and virtually.
Owner of Crown of Glory Birth Services is a birth and postpartum doula, doula mentor, student midwife, and placenta encapsulation specialist serving Birmingham,AL and surrounding areas.
Nadia’s originally from the Jubilee city of Daphne, AL and is a Alabama A&M University Bulldog and Faulkner State University Eagle. Nadia began walking in her calling of birthwork in 2017.
“Pregnancy and birth stir my heart, mind, and spirit in a way that not very many things do. The miracle of God given life, the deeply sacred and spiritual encounters, the power that it evokes, and the strength of a woman’s body to bring an angel earthside ignites the passion and calling within me. My mission is to support and guide women and their families to the birth that they feel best fits them and their families.
My ultimate goal as a doula is to make profound change in the way that parents are supported during their journeys into conception, pregnancy, parenthood, and beyond. I find it a true reward and honor to walk alongside women and their families during this very special time in their life.”