Over the years, countless individuals have approached me with questions about how/why I became a doula and started my business. As I have supported clients as a doula, I have also provided specialized knowledge and advice for families particular to their individual lifestyles.Consulting services are available for:▫️child care (assistance with finding in-home & outside care ie nanny, preschool, after school sitter)▫️special family needs & situations (advice, resources and referrals for families new to the area or in transition)▫️nutrition & fitness (health and fitness recommendations, goal setting, pantry assessment and meal planning)▫️peer mentorship (one-on-one business sessions with mentees)Ask about my Family Consutaltion Package.
My name is Kelly Collins and I am a trauma conscious, certified birth & postpartum doula located in Raleigh, North Carolina. With a background in child development & early education and 20 years of experience working as a professional caregiver & family consultant, I have the knowledge and experience to support all families during any part of their parenting journey. I understand how unique each family dynamic is and will support the way you want to raise your family. My main goal is to facilitate the birthing process as my clients desire and provide a smooth transition home with full family support during the postpartum period. I prioritize the needs and preferences of my clients while providing knowledge, support and reassurance through pregnancy, birth and beyond so families can thrive well after I am gone. What I do: provide education, physical and emotional support for parents and families; What I'm honored to do: honor the birthing body, empower parents to have their desired birth experience, bring peace, love and reassurance to your birth space and home as we navigate how you want to raise your family Who I am: an answer to a call. Birth work is my passion and purpose which has lead me to discover my divine destiny so I can leave a lasting imprint and legacy. Best of Both Worlds Doula Services is where... Passion meets purpose... Faith meets fulfillment... Knowledge meets experience... Tradition meets modern... Empowerment meets advocacy... Commitment meets community... I am actively involved in the community as a volunteer with several organizations and I am also a Zumba instructor at my local community center. In my free time, I enjoy cooking & baking, writing, running, hot yoga, skating and spending time with her husband and son. ▫️Trauma Concious Certified Doula▫️Family Concierge & Consultant▫️Wellness Advocate & Fitness Instructor▫️Reproductive Justice & Health Care Advocate▫️Doula Mentor▫️Blogger & Brand Ambassador Education: Shaw University, B-K & Elementary Education studies, 2003-2008; DONA International Postpartum Doula Training 2015; Birth Doula & Reproductive Justice Training with Durham Volunteer Doulas, 2019; Abortion Doula Training with Carolina Abortion Fund, 2019; When Survivors Give Birth Trauma Sensitivity Training, 2019; Certified through ProDoula, 2020