Birth Doula Profile - Ieshia Lee
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Ieshia one of Birthing Gently's most experienced birth doulas, and has extensive history in community health and behavioral service work.  

A few of the highlights from the past 20 years of Ieshia's deep connection activities with birth and health:

  • Mass General Brigham Hospitals, Boston MA. United Against Racism Doula

  • Boston Medical Center Boston MA.

    • Birth sister doula program.

    • Cesarean section team member.

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston MA

    • Parent Connection Program (breastfeeding and infant care tele-health)

    •  New Mom Support Group

  • Intensive in-home support coordinator for high-needs children (arranges services to keep families together)

  • Adult outreach worker for special populations

  • Welcome Baby Program (outreach and home visits for new moms)

  •  CNA, EKG, and Phlebotomy certificates

  • Volunteer Birth Doula with Birthing Gently Maternal Wellness 

 

In her home life, Ieshia mirrors her commitment to birth, family health, and connection.

She is a mother of five who was the doula of two of her own births. Ieshia implements her personal care training at home caring for an adult son with TBI and spinal cord injuries. In addition, Ieshia fosters children through Department of Children and Families as needed.  

 

What clients have said about Ieshia: She is a people person, always willing to be there for others, loyal, compassionate, enthusiastic, high energy, creative, problem solver, out-of-the-box thinker, flexible, highly adaptable, supportive and empowers women in their greatest challenges. Knowledgeable in the medical aspects of labor and delivery and physiological and psychological processes of birth. Iesha compliments and enhances the Father/Partner's role in birth. She advocates for the mother and helps facilitate communication between the mother and care provider. Help mother’s become informed about various birth choices. Works in a spirit of collaboration with hospital staff.

What you can expect working with Ieshia: Educated parents that are prepared for labor. Comfort with pain-relief techniques including breathing, relaxation, massage, and laboring positions.  Guidance with postpartum bonding and breastfeeding. Emotional, physical, and educational support in order to help women have a safe memorable, and empowering birthing experience.