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Thank you for your interest in Cherishing Life Beginnings. Whether you are visiting our page for birth/postpartum doula services, birth education, prenatal yoga, breastfeeding consultation, placenta encapsulation, womb wellness products, or doula instruction training, we are HERE FOR ALL OF YOUR BIRTHING NEEDS! 

Black women are in the midst of a public health crisis and are literally on the front lines when it comes to the necessity of reducing infant mortality rates and medical abuse in Black communities across the country. Doulas make a huge difference in African-American birth outcomes, so I encourage you to HIRE A DOULA and/or become a Birthworker because YOU ARE NEEDED!! We have work to do!

Congratulations on the journey you are seeking to begin. 

With Love,

Doula Ife Adebowale, CD-B/P, SM, BA, MBA, PhD-ABD

Owner/Founder of Cherishing Life Beginnings

Doula Instructor, Breastfeeding Specialist, Childbirth Educator, Yoni Steam Specialist, Birth Business Coach

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About Cherishing Life Beginnings Doula and Birth Education Services, LLC

The Birth Story

The mission of Cherishing Life Beginnings Doula and Childbirth Services, LLC (CLB)  is to offer personalized, professional, and nurturing care while empowering and reconnecting mothers with their natural birthing strengths. As a birth doula, our goal is to accompany the mother, her partner, and/or family during pregnancy and labor, by providing support, guidance, and care necessary to her needs. As a postpartum doula, we intend to provide her emotional, psychological, and environmental support to help build confidence and create a smooth transition for the family to enhance the experience of birth.

Cherishing Life Beginnings Doula and Childbirth Services, LLC (CLB) was established in 2015 out of the necessity of: 

1. Needing Holistic Cultured Doulas available in Columbus, GA and surrounding areas
2. The need of having support for homebirths
3. Advocation of Care for BIPOC women

4. Educating BIPOC women on childbirth and Breastfeeding

5. Providing jobs and entrepreneurial training for those interested in aiding with building the village again.

CLB provides education and creates a sense of empowerment and confidence for women and her tribe on the ability to birth naturally, normalizing homebirths with attendants or freebirths, take their birth rights back and make informed decisions based on evidence based information, but more importantly, to tell their birth story when, where, and how they want too WITHOUT FEAR! 

Cherishing Life Beginnings Doula and Birth Educational Services, LLC offers:

Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula Services

Birth and Postpartum Doula Training

​Childbirth Education

Breastfeeding Education and Consultation

Yoni Steaming

Belly-Binding Wrapping

Placenta Encapsulation

Womb Wellness Products

Prenatal Yoga

Traditional Student Midwifery Services 

Birth Business Guidance/Coaching     

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Our Ancestors have summoned us to Sankofa, go back/return and fetch our innate birthing abilities to give birth without medical intervention, naturally, without fear, and to hold the power and courage to birth the way WE WANT. Will you answer the call?

Ife Adebowale

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Cherishing Life Beginnings Doula Academy, Inc.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

-African Proverb

Conceived out of the necessity of rebuilding the "village" mindset, Cherishing Life Beginnings Doula Academy was birth in 2021. We understand and know "it takes a village to raise a child" so we created a 501(c)3 grassroots organization to accomplish this goal. 

Cherishing Life Beginnings Doula Academy mission is to change BIPOC women narratives of childbirth by decreasing and/or alleviating the infant and maternal mortality rate by providing community birthworkers for care and advocacy, FREE group birth educational classes, normalize homebirths and breastfeeding, teen pregnancy assist and mentorship, and scholarships for aspiring doulas, nurses, etc. 

The goals of CLB are to promote the mindset of "entrepreneurship” and "the village mentality". To do this, we will create the following:

  • Jobs within the community, providing FREE training to low-income females, males, and teens, 16 years of age or older, interested in a nursing/medical path, and in return, they will service there community for 1 year as they gain experience, knowledge, and skill

  • FREE group childbirth education classes

  • A teen mentorship program for new teen moms and fathers to educate and equip teen parents with life skills, encouraging them to stay in school, and nation-building.

  • Doula for Penda Scholarships for excelling low-income highschool students interested in a medical career path in college. 

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