Welcome to The Motherhood Healing Collective, where our doulas are the heart and soul of our mission. Our team of dedicated and experienced birth professionals embodies the essence of nurturing care, unwavering support, and holistic wisdom. They are the pillars of strength for our community and the guiding lights for pregnant families in their transformative journeys. Our doulas are more than experts; they are the guardians of your birthing experience, ensuring it's a journey filled with empowerment, positivity, and profound healing. We invite you to meet our exceptional team and experience the holistic care that defines The Motherhood Healing Collective.
The Motherhood Healer
Evonna Christmon Marshall, affectionately known as The Motherhood Healer, stands as a luminary in the realm of maternal health, childbirth preparation, and community empowerment. She embarked on her transformative journey as a Doula with a profound vision - "to be a beacon of strength and support for black women venturing into the uncharted territory of pregnancy."
From her earliest days attending births as a student at Lane College to becoming a seasoned Certified Doula through DONA International, Evonna has dedicated herself to elevating the experiences of pregnant families in Georgia and beyond. Her relentless commitment to her craft led her to the completion of the prestigious, Homegrown Families Doula Trainings, followed by an immersive journey in Mexico into the heart of birth-work through Soul Tribe Heals Indigenous Birthworker Training led by Sistah Yaya.
In the wake of her transformative journey, Evonna has left an indelible mark on the world of maternal health:
She was handpicked to join DONA International's esteemed Black Mother and Baby Subcommittee, channeling her expertise into groundbreaking initiatives.
As a volunteer doula with Friends of Refugees, she provides invaluable doula support services, maternal wellness classes, and enlightening workshops to immigrants, nurturing the bonds of compassion and care in her community.
Evonna's creation of 'Help A Sista Out' Mom Talks, a free postpartum mother's support group, serves as a testament to her unwavering dedication to uplifting the lives of fellow mothers.
But perhaps, her most radiant creation is The Motherhood Moon Circle, a sacred sanctuary that bathes black mothers and pregnant women in the warm glow of sisterhood and communal growth. Within this nurturing haven, mothers cultivate stress-reduction techniques, embrace the nourishment of plant-based meal prep, engage in mindful movement, and embark on transformative journeys led by expert Doulas, Midwives, Spiritualists, and Energy Practitioners. Here, the circle pulsates with life and healing, ushering in a realm of emotional, spiritual, and practical transformations that empower new mothers to reprogram their minds and elevate their lifestyles.
As The Motherhood Healer, Evonna has already manifested a radiant legacy, where her every action and initiative become stepping stones toward a future where black mothers flourish, children thrive, and communities prosper. With unwavering dedication and boundless love, she continues to light the path for countless souls on their journeys through motherhood.
[Video]: Who Are Doulas?
What Is A Doula
A Doula is a professionally trained person that provides spiritual, informational, and practical care during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.
They help your partner help you (without your partner having to be an expert on birth). They do everything in their power to help you achieve the best chance for a beautiful, informed, and empowering birth experience possible!
Earthside with Evonna Birth Services was cultivated as a way to embrace ancestral birth work and create space for families to celebrate this community supported and sacred event. Culturally speaking, Black women have always had companions with no medical training, like mothers and aunts, providing emotional support and comfort during pregnancy. Doulas are similar to these companions. Having the support of a Doula can prepare a family for some of the challenges they may experience as people of color.