Doulas of Memphis is growing, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have MiaJenell (Mia) Peake on our team as our newest birth doula!
Mia is a native from Memphis, Tennessee but moved to Georgia where she completed high school and then graduated college with a double major in psychology and women’s studies from Georgia State University. Shortly after she graduated, she joined the Peace Corps as a health educator in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. Here, she worked with local women and adolescents to promote awareness in various topics including cultural diversity, bullying, self- esteem, healthy relationships, healthy diet, and healthy hygiene practices. She then moved back to the States (Nashville) to complete her masters in public health and health policy at Meharry Medical College.
While completing her master's degree, she fell completely head over heels with a gentleman from her hometown and now resides in Memphis, Tennessee. Her passion for as long as she can remember has been to be of service to women. Women from all creeds and all backgrounds. She decided to become a doula because she whole-heartedly believes all women and families should have the right to bring a child in the world with the utmost support, education and peace all in an unbiased non-judgmental environment. She is completely overjoyed to be of service in her very own community!
Outside of being a doula, Mia enjoys cooking for her husband, hiking, gardening, watching a wide-range documentaries and watching Game of Thrones.
We asked Mia why she chose Doulas of Memphis. Here's what she said:
I want to be a part of the greatest transition- from woman to mother. Doulas have the ability to help insure that the next generation more peacefully and with more informed mothers. That's powerful. As for me and Doulas of Memphis, it seemed just right! You all were so helpful- you were the first ones to reach out to me when I had so many questions. You were warm and open and that meant a lot to me.
We believe that Mia will be a great asset to our team and is definitely Doulas of Memphis material. We hope that everyone who has the privilege of working with her thinks so, too! Welcome, Mia!