Harmonious Birthing, LLC.
Doula - Doula Trainer/Mentor - Herbalist - Apprentice Midwife
After having my 1st child, I entered a world I never knew existed. Since then, my passion has always been to help others when it comes to health, pregnancy, breastfeeding, etc. Birth-work is my calling. During my 2nd pregnancy, I was engulfed in the desire to get to the bottom of the mortality rates in women during childbirth, especially women of color. As a black woman, I resonate with this because my life was once on the line, and I want to prevent that from happening to others. I truly believe that knowledge is power, and I want to give this knowledge to people across the world. As a Doula & Apprentice Midwife, I am privileged to help the birthing community and their families achieve the experience they desire. I am proud to offer support to families both in the Houston area and virtually.
How I got here ...
Wellness Services & Apothecary
Seamoss, vitamins, teas, tinctures, & more.
We offer consultations for certain conditions like: full body detoxes, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, painful cycles, weight loss, anemia, etc. As a apart of your consultation, you will be given plan, and recommended products/herbs. Contact us via email for this.
We are happy to provide seamoss gel, hand crafted plant medicine, and herbs. Some herbs have been sourced during my travels to Benin, Ghana, and Mexico. Others have been grown by me, harvested by me, or come from trusted sources. Take a look at things like elderberry syrup, tinctures, herbal baths, and organic tea bags in our Shop section.
Vaginal Steaming/Yoni Steaming
As a vaginal steaming practitioner, I can offer this service in person, or ship your fully customized herbs anywhere in the US. Vaginal steaming has benefits ranging from relief from heavy menstrual cycles, dark/stagnant blood, fibroids, PCOS, BV, yeast infections, fertility issues, scar tissue caused by BC or surgeries, vaginal dryness, libido, and overall womb health. Once you fill out my detailed intake form, I will be able to start up your steam plan - completely customized to your needs. Ready to fill out your form? Use "DeShaun Desrosiers" as your practitioner, and firstname.lastname@example.org for my email!
Check out my children's book on Amazon!
In January 2020, I became the FIRST person to publish a children's book that featured a black family having a home birth. This children's book highlights the emotions an only sibling may endure, along with showing readers what midwifery care can look like. Please consider purchasing this book for yourself, another family, local birthing center, or library! It is also available on Kindle. Search "Our Home Birth With a Midwife" on Amazon.com
HARMONIOUS BIRTHING SERVICES
TRADITIONAL POSTPARTUM CARE PACKAGE
Carrying on traditions of my African ancestors and Granny Midwives, you will receive a number of services to help you truly heal and enjoy your postpartum experience.
This postpartum treatment is already included for Doula clients. It is not a requirement to hire me as your Birth Doula if you only want this service - it can be sold separately. This package contains an herbal bath, a healing womb massage, traditional African belly binding, 1 gallon of prepared healing herbal tea, herbs for yoni steaming, breastfeeding guidance, and 1 plant based healing meal.
Informative and Compassionate
As your doula, I will be available whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy as well as after giving birth. I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support, and answer any and all questions you may have. Throughout your pregnancy, we will go over a multitude of educational topics regarding pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and MORE! Call today for a free phone consult.
Placenta pills and umbilical cord keepsake.
Placenta encapsulation may offer the following benefits: increased oxytocin release, decrease in postpartum depression levels, restoring iron levels, increased breast milk supply, and more! This service can be an added on to birth doula services, and can also be purchased alone. My Doula and/or Apprentice Midwife client's encapsulation fee is $250. Original encapsulation fee is $315
In person & live virutal doula training & certification
June 30, 2023 - July 3, 2023
Holistic Birth & Health
HARMONIOUS GETS FEATURED IN VOYAGE HOUSTON MAGAZINE
DeShaun, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
While giving birth to my 1st child, I had a worse than negative experience, and almost became a statistic in regards to maternal mortality. Black women in the US are 3-5x more likely to die in and after childbirth than our counterparts – no matter our health, education, or income. The reason behind this points back to racism, implicit bias, and institutionalized racism.
My passion since then has always been to help others when it comes to health, pregnancy, breastfeeding, etc. I learned that my story was like so many others. I want to put an end to preventable maternal mortality, educate the masses, and end the crisis the Black Birthing community is currently facing. Birth-work is truly my calling. During my 2nd pregnancy, I was engulfed in the desire to advocate for myself and learn through studying, Midwives, and Doulas about every aspect regarding my body, my rights, and my birth.
I went against all odds and had a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), and beat the statistics. As a Doula,
I believe that knowledge is power, and I want to give this knowledge to the birthing community across the nation........
Harmonious Birthing is thrilled to be featured in Voyage Houston's Magazine! Please click the button below to see the interview.