Meet Doula Ife Adebowale
Founder and Director
Ife Adebowale, known as Mama or Doula Ife (E-Faye) is a pioneer of Holistic Black Doulas in Columbus, GA. She began her birthwork in 2015 when she was summoned by Dr. Ameena Ali to begin an ancestral path of birthwork. After accepting the calling and completing her studies as a Certified Holistic Birth and Postpartum doula and birthing her 4th daughter unassisted, she began teaching birth education and attending homebirths part-time from 2016-2018. She realized the impact she was making but being consumed deeply into the matrix of a corporate career life, her passion of birthwork was put on hold.
In 2018, after losing her 12.5 year old job at a prominent corporation, she was determined NOT to sacrifice her time, energy, and integrity having to go find another job. She PRAYED and MEDITATED on what she would and had to do. Afterwards, she was releasing and journaling and she heard the ancestors say, “you have been released, now fulfil your assignment and purpose”. It was at this very moment, she knew what she had to do. Her thoughts were impregnated with purpose of making CLB exactly what she envisioned, what the ancestors laid forth for her, and what her community needed. She pours everything into CLB. Labor wasn't easy, but CLB was rebirth in 2019. Today, as of July of 2023, CLB has serviced over 68 families and we have had the honor of catching 22 babies.
Since the rebirth of CLB, Doula Ife decided that providing doula services and birth education wasn't enough and in 2022, she embarked on a journey of Traditional Midwifery. She has created both a Certified Holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula Training Program, a nonprofit organization, a mentorship program for doulas, as well as written a birth bundle book.
Ife has dedicated her life to to birth work by educating, empowering, and aiding women with birthing the way they want. Support the cause TODAY!
In the News
2023 Features and Highlights
February 12, 2023 Speaking Engagement: Birthing Radically: Education, Advocacy, and Community Action. Hosted by: Ancestral Wellness Co.
June 9, 2023 Article in Canva Rebel Magazine
July 2023 Panel Speaker: Homebirthing as a Village Hosted by: Royal Mother Circle
In the News
2002 Features and Highlights
• Article in ShoutOut ATL
• 2/22/22 PPCM Fund Inc. interview with Lindsay Staloff-Peterson
• 3/9/22 Interview with Dr. Kit Heintzmen-COVID-19 Oral History Archive; Conducted By: Historian of Arizona State University
• 4/11/22 Interview with Emely Matos-Researching Black Doulas Perspectives and Experienced while Navigating Birthwork in the US Maternity Care System
• 8/13/22 Self-Aware and f**ed Up Podcast @treethelpc "SANKOFA"
•8/24/22 WTVM interview
• 9/2022 Interview with Margo Snipes, National Health Reporter of Capital B News
• 10/2022 Interview with Voyage ATL
•10/1/22 Planned, created, and executed our 1st Annual Ancestral Starseed Celebration
•Created Overnight Postpartum Doula Services and hired our first client for 1/2023
• 11/2022 created an online FB LIVE Birth Educational Class: How to give Birth without FEAR.
•11/2022 Open Online Shopify Store
• Continued nonprofit organizational building
•12/2022 Created and wrote The Ultimate Birth Guidance Journal and Planner Bundle
•12/11/2022 1st Holistic Postpartum Training Cohort
•12/2022-1/2023 Contracted with Stork Club as an independent contractor doula
•12/2020 The Doula Network reached out wanted to hire me as an Independent Contractor
•12/2022 Nominated for Girls Boss Award Health Care Professional of the Year
•Continued studies as a Traditional Midwife
•Instructed and trained 10+ women in Holistic Birth and Postpartum Education
Cherishing Life Beginnings Team Members
Certified Birth Doula & Certified Lactation Counselor
Tiara Wormly, Founder and CEO of DollBaby Tumblar, is a Certified Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Counselor, WIC Peer Counselor, and Rose Transformer.
D'Ashshanae Pippens "Miss Pip"
Certified DONA and Cherishing Life Beginnings Postpartum Doula
Well-versed in normal newborn behavior and appearance, and normal postpartum healing, Miss Pip provide families information and support on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, infant soothing, and coping skills for new parents. She is ready and available to aid you and your family in your transition to parenthood.
Cherishing Life Beginnings Collaborative Partnership Team Members
Certified DONA Doula and Student Midwife
Michelle Moncrief is 28 years old and has been happily married since 2015. She has 4 children and currently studying as a Certified Professional Midwife. Michelle is the Founder and CEO of Sacred Ezer Doula Care. Ezer means help in Hebrew and Sacred means Holy. She found purpose with this name as she is helping mothers with their wombs being from God to bring life into this world with love and support.
Certified Birth Doula with DONA International
Certified Lactation Counselor with Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP)
Certified Traditional Postpartum Doula with The NAFSA School Project
Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist with Women's Choice Perinatal Services
Certified Bengkung Belly Binding Specialist with Postpartum Belly Binding
2 day attendance of the Spinning Babies Workshop
Proud Member of National Black Doula Association
Proud Member of Military Birth Resource Network
Proud Member of European Doula Network
Placenta encapsulation services
Vaginal steam services
Certified Birth Healer (Doula), Certified Breathwork Facilitator, Sound Bowl Specialist & Yoni Specialist
Octavia Sims, known as Conscious Rose is the founder of Royal Mother Circle. With a passion for HEALING, Conscious Rose advocates and educates individuals on the importance of black maternal health, nutrition, and community building. Currently, she is writing a children's book to help them understand and remind them that they are powerful, strong, and smart.