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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  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 support 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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Take a look inside our Practice

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. 


Latia D.

Executive Director

Midwife Apprentice

OB Surgical Tech


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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Cierra H.

Director of Education Services

Obstetrics Registered Nurse

OB Surgical Tech

Cierra is the Director of Education Services of DMV Birth Doulas, LLC. She provides Childbirth Education, Lactation Consultations, and Postpartum Education to parents of our practice. She is a Full-Time Obstetrics Registered Nurse at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. Prior to pursuing her nursing career, she was an OB Surgical Technologist on Labor and Delivery. 


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.

Director of Hospital Doula Services

Senior Birth Doula

End-of-Life Doula

Chanel is the Director of Hospital Doula Services for DMV Birth Doulas. She is a Trained Birth Doula with DONA International and is the CEO of Empowering Your Birth in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the back-up doula for clients birthing in hospitals and has supported over 80+ births throughout the DMV.  Chanel is currently supporting birth and loss clients in Baltimore & Surrounding Areas & Counties.  

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Monika K.

Director of Midwifery Services

Certified Professional Midwife

Licensed Midwife

Monika is the Director of Midwifery Services. She is the CEO/Founder of Althea Midwifery in The Eastern Shore of Maryland. She has partnered with DMV Birth Doulas to provide Midwifery Care to families in Ocean City, Eastern Shore, and Delaware. Monika grew up surrounded by birth. Her mother was a labor and delivery nurse with a dream to become a midwife. She spent 2 months in the Philippines working with dedicated Filipino midwives and 3 months in Mexico as a birth assistant with an incredibly talented traditional midwife. 


Nikita J.


Director of Client Care

Chief Midwife Apprentice

Certified OB Surgical Tech

Patient Care Technician

Certified Nursing Assistant

Birth & PP Doula

Nikita is the CEO, Founder, and Director of Client Care of DMV Birth Doulas.  She is a Midwife Apprentice and is enrolled in school at The National College of Midwifery in Taos, Mexico. She works under the direct supervision of Monika CPM at Althea Midwifery on The Eastern Shore. Once Certified as a Midwife, Nikita will become the first, youngest black midwife in Baltimore & Maryland's Eastern Shore. Prior to providing community birth care & support, Nikita worked on Labor & Delivery as an OB Surgical Tech for 6.5 years at various hospitals throughout the DMV. 


Deidre G.

Executive Office Manager

Human Resources Specialist

Diedre is the Executive Office Manager and Human Resources Specialist for DMV Birth Doulas. She guides prospective and new clients through consultations, appointment scheduling, contract signings, payment arrangements and provide assistant support for our team. 


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

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