Roots and River Wellness, located in Memphis, TN, is a black doula and woman owned perinatal service created to embolden and empower women, birthing people and their families have a safe, calm and dignified birth experience by providing them with evidenced based tools and resources they need to make informed and confident decisions throughout the perinatal process.
We provide full spectrum birth and postpartum doula services that also includes unbiased support through labor and birth, postpartum, pregnancy loss, IVF treatment and the adoption process, surrogacy, as well as family meal preparation, lactation support, childbirth education, child passenger safety classes, newborn basics classes, nutritional counseling, alternative reiki holistic therapy, perinatal fitness, prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga, baby and me yoga and children’s yoga.
High risk, geriatric, plus size amd antepartum pregnancies are also welcomed and supported.
At Roots and River Wellness, we want to be a part of your parental journey as your doula whether you’re a first time mother, pro parent, member of the LGBTQIA+ community; want a hospital birth, home birth or give birth with a midwife at a birthing center.
The benefits of having a doula can help reduce a mom’s/birthing parent and/or their coach’s anxiety, lower the rate of medical interventions and pain medication (including C-sections), shorter labors, improve bonding post-birth, and as an additional support on your birthing team.
Moms and birthing parents say by having a knowledgeable and compassionate doula improved their overall childbirth experience because doulas use evidence-based information and advocate for the best care on behalf of their clients.
Doulas are not midwives nor do we deliver and catch babies. We are advocates on your team whom provide emotional, physical and informational support while on your parental journey and to help ensure your voice and plans are heard and understood by your healthcare provider.
We offer professional, educated and compassionate doula support and perinatal services that focuses on the overall well-being of the individual whether it be a birth, VBAC, cesarean, multiples, NICU births, high risk pregnancies, epidurals, lactation support, IVF treatments, surrogacy, adoption, or loss; Breast feeding, chest feeding or bottle feeding. Our ultimate goal is to create a positive parental journey and birthing experience for all of our families by being an advocate and voice on your care coordination team.
To assist as many families as possible, we cover over 10 hospitals and birthing centers in the mid-south/tri-state area (Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas) and partnered with several valuable resources and care coordination providers to assist growing families. Virtual services are also available throughout the US.
We serve the local Memphis, Eads, Cordova, Collierville, Bartlett, Germantown, Horn Lake, West Memphis, Arlington, Jackson, Jonesboro, Oxford, Olive Branch, Lakeland, and Southaven areas.
We serve the following hospitals and birthing centers in the mid-south/tri-state area. (Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas)
•Methodist Olive Branch
•Regional One Health
•St. Francis East
•St. Francis Bartlett
•NEA Baptist Jonesboro (AR)
•St. Bernard’s Medical Center Jonesboro (AR)
•Jackson-Madison County General, Jackson (TN)