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Championing the Beat of New Life

Our team is a kaleidoscope of passionate professionals, each with their own unique skills but united in their dedication to your family's well-being. We are listeners, educators, artists, supporters, and friends. Every DoudouKare team member brings a wealth of knowledge, an ocean of empathy, and an infectious enthusiasm for celebrating each milestone with you.

Adwapa

Owner and Chief Care Coordinator

  • Certified Childbirth Educator 

  • DONA Doula

  • Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

  • Certified Sleep Coach

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Hello, I'm Adwapa, the heart and soul behind DoudouKare. My journey into the world of perinatal care was as personal as it was profound.Born and raised in Ghana, I've spent my adult life in the United States, where I've woven a rich tapestry of experiences and knowledge. My educational journey took me from Spelman College to a Master's in Public Policy, setting the stage for a versatile career in the public and nonprofit sectors. The roles I embodied were as diverse as they were interconnected. But it’s my role as a doula, a birth companion, an educator, and a placenta artist that has truly defined my path.

 

In 2019, my life was a tapestry of new beginnings and tender hopes. Newly married and nurturing the growth of our first child, my world was bright with promise. But life has a way of teaching us through contrasts, and the loss of our baby at 21 weeks was a lesson in pain and resilience I hadn’t expected to learn.

 

Craving understanding and closure, I plunged into research. This wasn't just about answering the 'whys'; it was about rewriting my story. I discovered a passion for the power and wonder of birth, a passion that was transformative. It led me to become a doula, an advocate, and a beacon for those navigating the waters of parenthood.

 

In 2020, three months after welcoming our rainbow baby, Frema, at 32 weeks, I embarked on my doula training, a calling that felt like destiny. It was more than a profession—it was a vocation to champion the cause of every family I would come to support.

 

After four years as a solo birth doula, the realization struck like a chord—families needed more than just birth support; they craved education and tangible memories, a tapestry of keepsakes to hold onto. I then reached out to other folks and founded this new version of Doudouakre where our vision is to provide comprehensive education support and unforgettable mementos to our clients throughout birth and into parenting toddlers.

Care, Empowerment and Support Officers

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Michelle Horne

  • Birth & Labor Doula

  • Postpartum Doula

  • Meet Michelle, a compassionate doula and a licensed social worker.

I am also a mother, a daughter, a sister, a good friend and dog rescuer. Working in public health, I am a strong advocate for women choosing the right path for them. I have also worked for the past 23 years as a birth mother counselor in adoption/foster care helping families to decide if adoption was the right choice for them. I have a strong background in trauma informed care, child development, and substance misuse. My passion has always been taking care of others and empowering each person to realize their potential.

 

As a prenatal, birth and postpartum doula, I provide education, social-emotional support and guidance for moms and families. I describe being a doula as I am the guardian of the energy in the birthing room and always like creating a calm birthing environment. I am a very caring, passionate and kind person who wants every woman to be educated on all the options to be able to have a good birth story. Whether everything goes exactly “according to plan” or not, I believe it is so important for parents to feel respected, listened to and cared for. I have well rounded knowledge of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, postpartum and parenting. I take pride in my ability to pay attention to detail and empower others by relying on my calm, compassionate, upbeat and supportive nature to help my clients find their own voices to have an impactful journey to becoming parents.

 

I volunteer with a local dog rescue transporting dogs to their new foster homes. I am a dog mom to three beautiful rescued puppies. I am a mom of two children, being their mom has been my best job ever, and it has been amazing to watch them grow into beautiful humans. My goal is to deliver unbiased, non-judgmental support, being the resource and advocate each person deserves throughout their journey.

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Lauren Casavant

  • Birth & Labor Doula

  • Meet Lauren, a compassionate doula devoted to empowering individuals and families through the transformative journey of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum with mindfulness and holistic support.

I am Lauren, a compassionate doula deeply committed to supporting individuals and families on their journey through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. With a background as a personal trainer and a mother of two girls, I bring a unique blend of expertise and personal experience to my doula practice. My approach to doula support is rooted in mindfulness, empowerment, and holistic wellness, reflecting my belief in the power of education and informed decision-making. As a fun and outgoing individual, I strive to create a supportive and uplifting environment for my clients, guiding them through their unique birth experiences with confidence and autonomy. Above all, I am here to listen, validate, and hold space for my clients as they navigate the transformative journey of pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood. With a heart-centered approach and unwavering dedication, I aim to empower individuals to embrace their innate strength and wisdom throughout the birthing process and beyond.

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Florence Doe

  • Birth & Labor Doula

  • Postpartum Doula

  • Meet Florence, a compassionate and certified Doula and Early Childhood Educator with a heart dedicated to guiding families through the transformative journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and early postpartum

My name is Florence J. Doe, and I am a certified Labor, Postpartum, and Infant Care Doula, as well as an Early Childhood Educator. With a profound love for assisting women and families, I am dedicated to guiding you through the extraordinary journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood.

 

My mission is to help you craft a birthing and parenting experience that mirrors your values, honors your culture, and respects your preferences, whether you are becoming a parent for the first time or expanding your family. Providing a compassionate ear, soothing touch, and expert support, I am committed to nurturing you every step of the way.

 

My own journey into doula work was ignited by the challenges I faced during childbirth in my homeland of Africa, sparking a fervent desire to empower other women to embrace positive and transformative birthing experiences. Drawing strength from my personal experiences and a decade of service as an early childhood educator, I am driven to create a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment where you can freely explore your desires, fears, and aspirations.

 

As a certified Postpartum Doula and Early Childhood Educator, I am deeply committed to supporting women and families during the tender postpartum period. With a nurturing spirit and wealth of experience, I provide gentle guidance and expert care as you navigate the joys and challenges of early parenthood. Inspired by my own experiences as a mother and guided by my faith, I offer compassion, understanding, and a safe space for you to explore your unique journey into parenthood. Let's connect and discover how I can support you during this precious time of transition and growth.

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  • Childbirth Educator

  • Meet Nivia Mauro, a vibrant bilingual Brazilian childbirth educator fluent in both Portuguese and English.

With a background in nursing from Brazil and a deep passion for supporting families, I am dedicated to empowering expectant parents with knowledge and confidence as they prepare for the arrival of their little one.


As a mother and wife myself, I understand the importance of informed decision-making and holistic care during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Through interactive classes and personalized guidance, I strive to equip parents-to-be with the tools and understanding they need to navigate this transformative journey with ease and confidence.


My bubbly personality and genuine care for others create a welcoming environment where questions are encouraged, and fears are eased. Whether you're planning a home birth, hospital birth, or exploring alternative birthing options, I am here to provide comprehensive education and support tailored to your unique preferences and needs.
Becoming a childbirth educator was a natural progression for me, driven by my passion for assisting families during this sacred time in their lives. It brings me great joy to witness the growth and empowerment of parents as they prepare to welcome their little ones into the world.
I am honored to guide you through this journey and look forward to sharing knowledge, support, and encouragement every step of the way. Together, let's embark on this beautiful adventure with confidence and excitement, embracing the joys of parenthood and the miracle of birth.
 

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  • Birth Doula

  • Meet Myriam: A nurturing doula dedicated to empowering mothers through compassionate support and enriching birth experiences, drawing on over twenty years of experience in early childhood education.

Myriam Lukoff, hailing originally from Montreal, Canada and now based in Shrewsbury, MA, is a compassionate doula enriched with extensive Spinning Babies experience. Her journey into doula work began with DONA International through the Worcester REACH program, aimed at reducing racial and ethnic health disparities in the community. By blending cultural sensitivity with educational and social-emotional support, Myriam ensures that every expectant mother feels valued and heard throughout the journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. Committed to crafting a birth experience that is not only safe and caring but also profoundly positive and beautiful, she empowers mothers to recognize and utilize their natural abilities during this transformative event.

Myriam's inspiration for doula work stems from her own profoundly different and transformative childbirth experiences. Armed with a pre-med degree in Physiology from McGill University and over twenty years of experience in early childhood education, she seamlessly integrates her classroom background into her doula practice. Recognizing the critical importance of education and nurturing the child-parent bond for healthy child development, Myriam mirrors these principles in her support for new mothers, fostering a profound connection between mother and newborn.

 

Outside of her professional endeavors, Myriam is deeply committed to volunteer efforts, notably with JFCS's 'Journey to Safety,' focusing on aiding women impacted by domestic violence. This commitment underscores her dedication to the safety and well-being of mothers and their children.

Fluent in both English and French, Myriam extends her services as a Mass Health provider, reaching a wider community with her expertise.

 

Beyond her professional pursuits, Myriam treasures her roles as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She finds joy in reading novels, playing the piano, and spending quality time with her family.

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  • Birth Doula 

  • Meet Ahnnesa Delille, your dynamic and energetic birth doula extraordinaire! Residing in Spencer, MA

I am thrilled to extend my services to the vibrant community of Worcester County. With a zest for life and a heart full of passion, I am eager to embark on this journey alongside families, guiding them through the beautiful process of childbirth.
 
Although I may be young, my enthusiasm knows no bounds. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in public health from Worcester State University, I bring a fresh perspective and a wealth of knowledge to the table. My background in the healthcare sector, particularly in assisting individuals on the spectrum and those with intellectual disabilities, has equipped me with invaluable skills in empathy, patience, and understanding—qualities that are essential in the realm of childbirth support.
 
Maternal health advocacy runs deep within me. I am driven by a fervent desire to address the inequalities present in our healthcare system, particularly concerning expectant mothers. My mission is to educate, empower, and advocate for mothers every step of the way, ensuring that they receive the support and resources they deserve.
 
Together, let's embark on this transformative journey towards a positive birthing experience.

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  • Birth Doula

I am dedicated to journeying alongside expectant parents before, during, and just after childbirth, offering a comprehensive support system encompassing emotional encouragement, physical comfort throughout labor, and access to valuable informational resources pertaining to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care. My mission revolves around mitigating adverse outcomes during the delicate phases of pregnancy, childbirth, and early infant care.

 

Birth is an extraordinary, transformative event deserving of reverence and dignity. As your doula, I pledge to stand by your side, providing unwavering support, empowering you with evidence-based knowledge, and fostering an environment of positivity.

 

It brings me immense joy to fulfill my role as a doula with a deep-seated love for my community, an unwavering respect for the sanctity of birth, and a profound sense of pride in serving others. My aim is to ensure that birthing parents and their partners receive the utmost prenatal and postpartum care they rightfully deserve while safeguarding the cherished memories of their pregnancy and birth experiences.

Are you interested?

Willing to join our team? Fill out the application by clicking on the button below and let’s add you to the Team!

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