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Theodora Biney-Amissah is a first-generation Ghanaian-American, a community and women’s public health and impact professional, a birthworker-entrepreneur and family caregiver.  Theodora is deeply committed to helping pregnant, birthing, and postpartum women and people and their families navigate reproductive and maternal health care, particularly postpartum healing and recovery with doula support, community care and education.

In this episode, Theodora Biney-Amissah discusses growing up in a large family of many cousins, and learning lessons in childhood about caring for people in community. She speaks about being called a doula years before she actually became one. After college, she worked in public health and with midwives and she volunteered in women’s shelters.

Theodora talks about practicing self-care by taking time to pause,and about setting boundaries for herself in her different roles. She generously shares her experiences of being a family caregiver at various times in her life. As a public health professional, Theodora speaks about the gaps in community and national maternal healthcare. She encourages community members to discuss health concerns and issues. In this episode. Theodora talks about her role in getting people to think about what they want for themselves regarding their maternal health journeys, and what they don’t want.

Throughout her life, Theodora learned many things from her grandmother, who was an entrepreneur, as is her mother. She reminds us about the importance for us to believe that we are all unique and have gifts to share in the world.

Learn more at: Saa Yare Boah Doula Care LLC

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