Sarah Lou has been nurturing little ones from a young age. In addition to being an older sister (and now and auntie and a godmother), she has fond memories of being a "mothers helper" to her twin cousins from the day they were born! With a background in childhood music education and 15+ years of nannying experience, working with Momma Soulshine as a Postpartum Doula seemed like a natural next step. In addition to being capable with the gift of putting those around her at ease, Sarah Lou has been known to captivate little ones with her songs. Also, it should be noted that local Birth Doula and Acupuncturist Lyle Harvey calls her, "the bottle whisperer."
Jamina's passion for supporting families and nurturing babies runs deep. Born and raised here in Nashville, Tennessee, she has been blessed to play an active roll as a support person to many different families in the area. From her nieces and nephews, to now over the past 4 years she has served a wide variety of Postpartum Doula clients. Her desire to serve pregnant woman began back in 2001 when she was in Massage School in Atlanta. She had the idea to work with them during their pregnancy and then be available throughout the postpartum period. That took her down the road of becoming a Birth Doula for several years. She loved the gift of watching a child be born, and soon realized that stepping in after the baby was born was really where she shined. After having her first child, Jamina's compassion grew for parents and her skill set expanded in many ways. As a Certified Postpartum Doula, Jamina offers herself as - multitasker / list maker, trouble shooter, personal chef, photographer, educator, and simply being a grounding anchor providing non-judgmental love and support. The relationships formed in this role mean so much to her, and she feels honored to be part of each families journey through the wild ride of parenthood.
As Postpartum Doulas, our intention is to offer physical, emotional and spiritual support to a new family after the birth of their baby. If it's your first of fourth child, we are here to help make the transition smooth, while providing a grounding presence during a beautifully intense time. Typically we start with a family anytime after the first week of life, and can continue up until 3 months of age. While we are there to educate, nurture and support you - our goal is to also empower you as a parent, and provide you with the skills and resources that you need to be a the best parent you can be. Please see our "Services" page for more details about specific things we offer in our care for you and your growing family.