Terressa Powell

Birth, Postpartum, & Bereavement Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Newborn Care Specialist

My journey as a birth professional began in 2002 when my friend and I both became pregnant with our first children. It was a very scary and exciting time for me, but having a friend by my side who was experiencing everything right along with me gave me great comfort. During my pregnancy I took every class and training that was available to me. 

My friend was due one month to the day before me, so I attended my first birth as a doula while nine months pregnant. It was amazing, and empowering to say the least!

By 2007 I had three children (all born by c-section) of my own and had attended two more births as a doula. Needless to say assisting parents in their birthing journey became a passion quickly. Since then I have attended several more births and have had more children of my own. 

I am now a wife and mother to seven wonderful children, five of which I birthed and one who was born from another womb, but in my heart. In 2016 I beat the odds and delivered a vba4c baby, one hundred percent natural and unmediated! It was the most amazing experience. I believe that having such a strong and supportive birth team behind me was key to my success. In 2018 I had a beautiful homebirth with our last baby, who completes our family. 

I am a DONA trained birth doula. 
I have successfully breastfed five children and taken numerous breastfeed classes. 
I am a VBAC and VBAMC supporter and advocate. 
I am experienced with teen mothers as well mothers of advanced maternal age. 
I have assisted a mother with a NICU baby. 
I am a reiki master who is willing to provide reiki services. 
I am an active member in my community and have access to many reference and resources in the Coachella valley. 

I am currently working on growing my knowledge of resources and references in the high desert.