I am a Traditional Birth Attendant, trained in the ancient art of midwifery care, where women are nurtured and birth is sacred. I am sworn to carry on the legacy of my foremothers through the art of women and family care. I believe that every birth experience is unique for each woman and every baby deserves individual attention. The ancient art of midwifery, and my tribal lineage, has taught me the importance and necessity of wholistic service. With this knowledge and experience I work to help facilitate optimal birth outcomes for out-of-hospital birth settings.
I stand on the shoulders of all the Grand Midwives and Birth Attendants that came before me. Much gratitude, honor and homage is given to these great women who have stood strong in their calling through struggle, strive, peace and prosperity. May they guide my hands and my heart at every birth that I am called to attend. Ase'
Giving birth to a baby is so much more than a physical phenomenon; it engages parents to be in a transformational experience. Labor and Birth are key life events full of emotion and meaning. I believe that every pregnant and laboring woman should have all of the care and support she needs during this vulnerable time in her life.
Sekesa Berry became certified as a Doula in 2006 and began teaching childbirth education sessions at various community venues. She became a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in 2010 and went on to become certified as a Lactation Counselor in 2012. Her journey to become a Traditional Birth Attendant also began in 2010, under the wings of community midwives. In 2013 Sekesa began private contracting for several Ob/Gyn and Midwifery practices as a Lactation Consultant.
For well over a decade, Sekesa has achieved a level of recognizable service to her community; volunteering countless hours at local libraries, community centers and department stores such as Babies 'R' Us. Her philanthropy has continued serving five years as program manager and board member of Bellies To Babies Foundation, and three years as Advisory Board Member of Families First Atlanta.