A polished public speaker and community health advocate, Knetta Adkins, CD(DONA) work as a birth doula allows her to amplify the voices of birthers through promoting healthier birth experiences. Knetta’s approach - no matter the medium - is to find touchpoints of courage within the individuals she serves. Her unique subject matter knowledge and experiences exist at the intersection of gender equity and social justice, with the intention of advocating for marginalized communities. Knetta currently serves as a member of the DONA International Birth Equity Subcommittee. The Birth Equity Subcommittee collectively works to advocate for and strengthen maternal healthcare practices, to ensure equitable treatment for all birthing people.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Virginia (2007)
Master's in Biomedical Sciences, Rowan University (2012)
Birth Doula Certification, DONA International (2021)
Douwella provides birth doula services focused on creating practical health and wellness strategies that yield a greater sense of ease throughout the birthing experience. Understanding body literacy as a form of wellness is an integral part of Douwella's foundation, and informs how services are curated for each client. Douwella exists to ensure every birthing person receives a birthing companion and wellness services intended to strengthen their pregnancy, labor, and immediate postpartum care.