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Meet Nikita!

Chief Midwife Apprentice  + Director of Client Care
Birth Assistant

Nikita Johnson is a 1st Year Midwife Apprentice at Althea Midwifery in on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She has 6 years of hospital based labor & delivery experience as a Certified Obstetrics Surgical Technologist and 3 years as top practicing doula in the DMV. Nikita is a prominent birth doula in the Baltimore community. She is a Doula Trainer & Mentor for The Black Doula Training, Writer for Healthy Mom & Baby Magazine Powered by the Nurses of AWHONN, & Board Advisor for Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Individuals and couples working with Nikita benefit from her multi-skilled background and experience. She has been attending births since 2014 and has attended over 350+ births,

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My Approach & Values

My skill set is unique and vigorous. I incorporate my Ob/Gyn medical background into doula work to ensure families understand the holistic and medical options related to fertility, birth and beyond. My goal is to ensure birthing people are informed, educated, and feel confident to advocate for themselves throughout pre-conception, prenatal care, labor/birth, and postpartum period. 

My Experience

  • Home Births ​

  • IUI/Surrogacy

  • Infertility/PCOS

  • Natural Births

  • Hospital Birth Rights

  • Medicated Births

  • High-Risk Births

  • Medical/Natural Induction

  • Cesarean Births

  • Reflexology

  • Aromatherapy

  • Ambiance

  • VBAC's x 1-2

  • Plus Size Friendly

My Education

Breastfeeding Educator in Training  (2022)

Midwife Apprentice (2021)

Trained Doula (2019)

Certified Surgical Technologist - OB (2015)

Patient Care Technician (2013)

Certified Nursing Assistant (2013)

Certified Phlebotomist (2013)

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (2018)

CPR First/Aid (2013)

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We Support All Families 

Meet Our Team!

Our practice is a group of qualified and licensed professionals working together as a team to provide all-inclusive support to our families. 

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Latia D.

Assistant Director

Midwife Apprentice

OB Surgical Tech

Doula

Latia is the Assistant Director of DMV Birth Doulas, LLC and Midwife Apprentice at Del Ray Midwifery in Alexandria, Virginia.  She is an Obstetrics Surgical Technologist, and Certified Ob/Gyn Medical Assistant with 13 years of knowledge and training working with doctors, midwives, and nurses throughout  DMV maternity hospitals. She completed her doula training through Doula Trainings International and is Trained as a Full-Spectrum Doula. She services postpartum clients in the DC, Southern MD area. 

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Monika Karaosman

Certified Professional Midwife

Monika Karaosman is top practicing midwife at Althea Midwifery on the Eastern Shore. She services the Eastern Shore, Maryland, & Delaware. 

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Shanice N.

Certified Ob/Gyn Medical Assistant

Doula

Shanice is a Certified Medical Assistant with five years of OBGYN experience. Shanice works closely with the practice owner providing private care and support in the comfort of homes. She took her doula training with The Black Doula Training in 2020. Her long term goal is to become a Midwife. 

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Joy N.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Perinatal Mental Health

Postpartum Doula

Joy is the Principal Owner of Ngozi Wellness Services LLC, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Joy and her practice provides expert counseling services, birth work/doula services, and educational services that include peer training and consulting; both in-person and virtually. Ngozi Wellness Services focuses on children, LGBTQ+, moms/pregnant women, and couples.

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Chanel G.

Senior Birth Doula

End-of-Life Doula 

Chanel is a Trained Birth Doula with DONA International. She is the CEO of Empowering Your Birth in Baltimore, Maryland. She has  supported over 80+ births throughout the DMV. She is a Certified Placenta Specialist through Women's Choice Perinatal. Chanel is currently supporting births and loss clients in Baltimore & Surrounding Areas & Counties.  

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Brittany O.

Chief Homebirth Assistant

Postpartum Doula

Patient Care Technician

Certified Nursing Assistant

Brittany is the Chief Homebirth Assistant & Postpartum Doula for DMV Birth Doulas, LLC. She provides support at home births and during the postpartum period. She trained with The Black Doula Training in 2021 and is working towards certification to become a Certified Postpartum Doula.  Prior to birth work, Brittany worked in hospitals providing around the clock care. 

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Diedre G.

Executive Office Manager

Assistant

Deidre is the Executive Office Manager for DMV Birth Doulas. She facilitates consultations for prospective clients and is available for current clients of the practice. She handles all billing concerns, emails, and scheduling appointments.  

Testimonials

I'm so grateful to have found Nikita and Jamie. Nikita's evidence based research and information completely provided me with all that I needed to feel informed but most importantly confident in my doctor's appointments. Jamie was my backup and she was just as awesome as Nikita. Jamie came to our rescue during a time a physician was trying to force unnecessary medical care on us and we will forever be grateful for Jamie's support and advice which gave us more trust and confidence in having a doula.

—  Courtney P