My favorite moment during birth is seeing the laboring person tap into a strength that most do not realize has always been there. I am Kayla Connors; a black birth worker from Allen Park, MI. I trained with DONA International in March of 2020 and have recently re-trained with ProDoula. I am the oldest of 5 with the largest age gap being 18 years between me and the youngest, so I was able to witness the full impact of this transition on multiple occasions. My passion for birth work comes from being a black woman trying to navigate the healthcare system as well as being a wife to someone with Cerebral Palsy. While black and native laboring people statistically face more complications from and after labor, the inflexible nature of the healthcare system impacts ALL of us. I am here to help you navigate your labor by grounding you in your birth experience. What does that mean? I recognize that each laboring person has that kernel of strength within them. It is natural for that strength to be clouded by uncertainty. I will channel the seed of that strength through my own enthusiasm and facilitate its growth throughout the birthing process whether that looks like words of affirmation, deep breathing, breathing exercises, etc so that you can say “I did that” with a giant grin on your face. I am here for you, and am grateful for the opportunity to be invited into such a sacred space.
Labor Doula Certification (2021)
Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Certification (2021)
I offer both labor & postpartum services! Visit my website to set up a FREE consultation, so we can discuss what is means to have me on your birth team and if we’d be a good fit for each other!