WE GET IT
Finding a queer-friendly care provider can be a slog. That's why Rainbow Doula DC commits to providing queer-identified, certified, and trained birth coaches who are ready to provide the best care for your needs.
Kelsey C., Founder
Birth, postpartum, and postoperative doula
I am a DONA certified doula in Washington, DC. I am passionate about trauma-informed care and patient advocacy. I created Rainbow Doula DC because I know that not all birthing persons connect to pregnancy language that is typically found throughout the birth experience; I wanted to focus on creating a culture of respect to foster the best birth experience possible for every birthing person.
From teaching abroad to teaching in Washington, D.C., my life's work is to unlock the magic in everyone. I am a newly trained birth doula (Mama Glow, 2019) and eager to embark on this journey of supporting all birthing people. Birth can be a spiritual journey for many, and it is essential to have a space where you can simply be. Whether you're welcoming in your rainbow baby or on your third, I am grateful to be part of your journey.
Full-spectrum birth doula
Mt. Rainer, MD & Washington, DC
I'm a DONA certified full-spectrum Doula. Since a young age I have been in awe of birth, I am amazed by the power of our bodies and moved by seeing families and communities come together to support a birthing person. I recently shifted my work to provide emotional, physical, and radical support for folks giving birth. I create space for birthing folks to consider what they want for their birth and help educate and prepare them for what is possible. I support birthing people on whatever journey they choose, help advocate for their wishes, and maintain their autonomy with informed consent and trauma-informed care.
Full spectrum doula
I am a DONA certified doula in the D.C. area. My experience in reproductive healthcare has informed me about the importance of humanizing birth work, especially for queer identifying pregnant folks who deserve affirming and competent support. I am intentional in the way I guide, listen, and learn throughout the birthing process. I provide non-judgmental, compassionate support for clients in all decisions with pregnancy. Client comfort is essential, and part of my trauma informed approach to this work involves relationship building and patience with the process.