Hi, I’m Kim,
and I’m the voice behind Womb & Soul. I’m a birth advocate, trained journalist, full spectrum doula with training from toLabor, former apprentice of Silver Spring Doula, certified Steamy Chick vaginal steam practitioner, Level 1 Reiki certified, postpartum chef, amateur gardener and returned Peace Corps volunteer. During the day I work in public affairs for a gov’t research agency and live in NE Washington DC with my husband Cory. We occasionally make music together in our band, Kitchen Noise.
I serve people in-person living in the Washington D.C. area and virtually through 1:1 sessions.
Womb & Soul is both a service and community that inspires people to live more embodied, conscience lives while asking questions and pursuing truth. This space arouses people to step into their power, drop into their wild and tap into the rhythms of the natural world. This space believes that pregnancy, birth and the sacred postpartum window is a profound and spiritual rite of passage and those that pass through it should be highly respected, deeply honored, wholly supported and centered as the decision maker. This community promotes body literacy and informed consent.
This space honors any decision you make regarding your reproductive health and childbirth, from abortion to free birth. All are welcome. This space is trauma-informed, anti-racist, pro-choice, pro-bodily autonomy and supportive of queer, trans, non-binary and gender nonconforming people.
If you have the means, please consider supporting Mamatoto Village, a local DC non-profit organization devoted to creating career pathways for Women of Color in the field of public health and human services; and providing accessible perinatal support services designed to empower women with the necessary tools to make the most informed decisions in their maternity care, their parenting, and their lives.
Also, please consider supporting these two rad apparel companies, Rise up Midwife and Tiny and Brave, whose profits go toward supporting BIPOC midwifery students through their education. Currently only 2% of midwives in America are WOC and there is great need for more midwives-of-color to improve the reality that WOC are 243% more likely to die from pregnancy and childbirth-related causes than white women in the United States.