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Meet Nikita!

CEO/Director, Student Midwife, Certified OB Surgical Technologist​, Certified Birth Doula​, Doula Trainer​, Patient Care Technician, Labor Coach 

Hi, my name is Nikita Johnson and I am an Apprentice Midwife, Labor and Delivery Surgical Technologist, Patient Care Technician, and Certified Nursing Assistant with doula support skills. I've been working in the field of Maternal-Infant Health since 2014. In 2019, I formed "DMV Birth Doulas, LLC" to be an expert resource within the community, while addressing the disparities birthing people face in hospitals. We are a group of doulas and midwifery students with Labor and Delivery skillsets and the ability to provide individuals and couples adequate knowledge and support based upon birth preference. My team works in a variety of settings including hospitals, birth centers, and private homes. We specialize in unmedicated births and have experience supporting VBACs, medicated births, cesareans, inductions, and high-risk pregnancies. We serve up to 100 miles from our home office in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Neomi Rhyne

My Experience

My Approach & Values

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

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  • Unmedicated Births

  • Medicated Births

  • Cesarean Births

  • Inductions

  • VBAC's (Vaginal Birth After C-section)

  • Home Births

  • High-Risk Pregnancies

  • IVF/Surrogates

  • Medical/Surgical Clinical Support

  • Rebozo 

  • Bengkung Belly Binding

My Education

  • Student Midwife

  • L & D Surgical Technologist

  • Patient Care Technician

  • Certified Birth Doula

  • Certified Nursing Assistant

We Support All Families 

Meet The Team


Dr. Betel Aklilu

Partnered Chiropractor


Dr. A is board certified in pregnancy, pediatrics, postpartum, and fertility care. She uses state-of-the-art scanning technology to appropriately detect and address areas of discomfort and pain. Her focus on the holistic well-being of mothers and children allows her to give family-centered care. Her goal is simply to spread the power of well-rounded care to perinatal women and kids! When she is not taking care of clients just like you, she is spending her time with her dogs Layla, Lomi, Lucy, her family, and close friends.



Assistant Director


Latia is the Assistant Director of DMV Birth Doulas, LLC. 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 the DMV maternity hospitals. She completed her doula training through Doula Trainings International and is Certified as a Full-Spectrum Doula. She is currently enrolled in school to become a Certified/Licensed Midwife.

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Perinatal Mental Health Counselor

She is licensed in the states of Missouri and Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), certified in Perinatal Mental Health, is a trained Prenatal and Postpartum Doula from Jamaa Birth Village in Ferguson, Missouri. Joy's educational background includes a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Webster University, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Work from Southeast Missouri State University.



Virtual Birth Back-Up Support

Pre & Postnatal Fitness Specialist

Yoni Steam Practitioner

Post-Operative Assistant


Tysheena is a Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness Specialist working with our pregnant and postpartum clients. She is apart of the virtual back-up support team. She is also our Post-Operative Assistant. She is a Board Certified Patient Care Technician and Certified Nursing Assistant with sixteen years of Med/Surg experience. She is a certified fitness specialists and instructor through Mom Fit. She is CPR and First-Aid Certified. 

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Childbirth Back-Up Doula

Certified Doula (DONA)

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

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Pelvic Floor Therapist



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