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Meet the Owner- Kiara, CD, CLC, CPST


Kiara is the founder and principal of Bump to Birth Doula Services. Kiara is a national conference presenter, skilled leader, and facilitator in the realm of maternal infant health.


Kiara is a Mothering Justice fellow and has received many acknowledgements for her work and service with Healthy Start and Bump to Birth including a feature by GR Kids as one of the top recommended doulas for 2019.


Kiara has a deep commitment to serving all birthing people especially women of color in which her knowledge and support of these families address persistent racial and social disparities.


Kiara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Baker College and is a graduate of Urban Core Collectives Transformational Leadership Program where she remains an active alumnus focusing on health equity and social justice for the birthing and parenting community.


What led you to become a Doula? When they asked back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up I answered, Cliff Huxtable. I loved the idea of taking care of women and babies and found myself on a career path doing just that in various clinical roles however it wasn’t until I became a mother I realized the impact and need of continuous judgment-free and informed care outside of prenatal visits and delivery and in that moment I decided to become a doula.


What is your favorite TV show or movie? Sweeney Todd, I’m a sucker for a musical or any Disney film


What is your favorite place to vacation? Anywhere tropical, the Bahamas, or Mexico thus far


What is your favorite food? Pizza, tacos, fries


What is your favorite way to spend a day off? On my days off you can catch me at a local thrift shop, doing hot yoga, eating ice cream, or at target. I enjoy spending time with my mom friends, having game nights, and an occasional glass of wine, popcorn, and Netflix

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Bump to Birth Doula Services is supporting families in the greater Grand Rapids area in every aspect of preparing for pregnancy, birth, and beyond. We provide comprehensive support and education needed for expanding families. 

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