Is there a doula in the house?!
Hey everyone! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Mecca Madina; these days I either go by Mama Mec or Madina the Doula. Sometimes, I have these tiny people who follow me around calling me mommy; that’s by far my favorite name and those little people are my ‘WHY’ for starting this blog and starting on the career path that I’ve chosen!
I am a postpartum doula and breastfeeding educator in Central Illinois. While my services are mostly virtual due to COVID-19, I do offer occasional in-person support in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and soon enough I’ll be adding more areas to the list.
I hope you’re still reading, lol
My chosen career paths:
- CPR & First Aid Instructor: I had taken the course so many times for jobs that I previously held in childcare and working with the elderly community so why not start teaching it?! I’d like to spread that knowledge in my community, especially with new moms!
- Postpartum Doula: I’m a mom of three of the most amazing human beings I’ve ever known and while I love & adore them more than anything in the world, the postpartum period was, for lack of better words, TRASH! I want to be an aid in new moms’ experience of amazing postpartum periods and promote healthy healing & mom/baby bonding!
- Breastfeeding Educator: While I’m still working on this certification, I’m speaking completion into fruition. I am obsessed with ALL things breastfeeding. I breastfed my first two children for a bit over three months, and recently hit the 6-month mark with my third, I plan to breastfeed for at least a full year this time around. Using my experience, coupled with tons of research, I plan to help new moms reach their breastfeeding goals!
I started this blog in order to share my ever growing knowledge with new moms and also, to connect with others in the same profession in hopes for future collaboration!
Now that you know a little about me, leave a comment introducing yourself to grow & join a friendly mom community! And if you or a loved one are in need of postpartum or breastfeeding support in the Midwest or in Central Illinois, give me a call!