Nikkahndah Birth Services

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Serving & nurturing are in NaConda's DNA. Her ancestors on both sides of her family were village healers & midwives in their communities. She felt the calling to become a birth worker after birthing her & her husbands' second child. After experiencing some instances during her pregnancies and births where she felt unheard and had no advocate, NaConda knew she did not want other moms to experience that same, especially minority moms who have higher rates of maternal disparities. Although she did not answer the calling until several years later, NaConda assisted friends & loved ones along the way with encouragement & wisdom. NaConda has completed DONA Birth Doula Training and is currently working towards completing steps towards becoming a certified birth doula. She has also completed training qualifying her as a Community Lactation Educator. She hopes to serve families in her area that may not have access to birth services that a doula can provide, helping to decrease the rate of Cesarean sections, episiotomies, & infant and maternal mortalities by educating, empowering, and encouraging mom and families in her area and now virtually! 

Now you know a little background information, and here is more! Where does the name "Nikkahndah" come from, you are wondering? NaConda was named by her Nigerian uncle. He always referred to her as "Nikki" before she was born, but he & NaConda's mother never got a chance to discuss the actual spelling of this beautiful name, so she spelled how many names were spelled in the early 80s using hard syllables and the middle upper-case letter (NaConda), not the way it was supposed to be spelled (Nikkahndah). NaConda knew that the meaning of her name brought her purpose to full circle, especially serving as a doula. Nikkahndah means "mother's gift" in Nigerian and NaConda intends to put those words into action by being a gift to mothers and helping mothers birth their gifts into this world.

Nikkahndah Birth Services offers:

  • Doula Consulting (with potential client)

  • Birth Planning

  • Life Planning

  • Birth Doula services

  • Childbirth Education Class (virtual)

  • Comfort Measures

  • Light postpartum services

  • Light newborn care services

  • Light sibling care services

  • Community Lactation Education class (virtual & in person)