Meet South Florida's Doula: Athena Gabriella G is a Black & Puerto Rican Full circle Doula based in Broward county and serving Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. As a South Florida native, Athena is a charismatic individual known by the community as an educator, a birthworker, certified birth doula, community health worker, the neighborhood lactation support or "LA LECHE PLUG", entrepreneur, writer, community organizer, mother, daughter, oldest sister, self-care advocate and friend.
"Athena understands that being of service to the community requires undeterred commitment. After answering the call to a Doula work in 2015, Athena has dedicated much of her time, energy, and efforts to studying all things related to maternal health to show up for the Black, Brown, Indigenish, community."
Athena Gabriella is the founder of Hija Del Sol Birth Services, LLC. and was awarded a winning prize of start-up funds at The Fort Lauderdale 'Sistrunk Soup' (Micro-funding Event) June & October 2017 which brought a lot of attention to her community startupp in Fort Laderdale, Fl and surrounding areas such as Miami - Dade and Palm Beach. Her company: a community-based doula services company aiming to demystify birth as well as the way we look at and talk about the time before, during and after. While her organization's mission is to "support the community through birth-work and education," she plans to extend her reach by launching her virtual full circle doula program and in person training to train, mentor and develop future doulas committed to the perinatal work.
Through her work, this South Florida native has developed partnerships with individuals and organizations dedicated to making a positive impact. She is committed to offering birthing people and families emotional, informational, and physical support during/shortly after childbirth within the scope of a birth doula's practice.
You can stay updated on this dynamics doula's work via Instagram @ SoFloDoula !