Theodora Amissah
Birth & Postpartum Doula
Washington, District of Columbia
5 years of experience
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About me

Greetings, I’m Theodora! I’m a first generation Ghanaian-American postpartum doula serving families in Washington, DC and parts of Northern Virginia. I trained as a full-spectrum doula and started my doula practice in Brooklyn, NYC in 2018. Since then I have supported birthing and postpartum women, people, and their families on their journeys in Richmond, Virginia and now in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. My doula practice is also shaped by my West African background. I come from a big Ghanaian family and diaspora community, where community care is how we care for each other through life’s transitions, especially birth and postpartum. I provide culturally-rooted and affirming postpartum education, support, and nourishing services and products to birthing and postpartum people. I have several postpartum packages I offer, so that you can find the right fit for you and your family. A portion of all my services and products supports black and brown and immigrant women/birthing people and their families across the spectrum of their reproductive needs to have safe, dignified, and loving reproductive experiences. I look forward to hearing how I can join your team of care to provide a nourishing and supported postpartum journey!


MA, Medical Anthropology (2016)

BA, Anthropology and African Studies (2009)

Certification and training

Postpartum Doula Certification (in process), DTI (2022)

Full Spectrum Community Doula Training (2018)

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (2020)

Acculturation and Immigration Herbal Postpartum Care Postpartum Care Postpartum Doula Care

English, French

Service introduction

Daytime Postpartum Preparation, Support, and Education