Hey!! It's Asia. Born, raised, and a current resident of Fort Worth, Texas. I'm a wife to a hard working, God fearing husband and a mom of 5 whole humans- 4 boys and one princess. My oldest bonus son was born via emergency cesarean, my biological 4 were all born at home. We also have two dogs.
I graduated from Dunbar High School in 2011 and attended the University of Texas at Austin from 2011 - 2013 as a pre-med student. As a member of Kappa Rho pre-medical honor society, I experienced the hospital setting in a lot of different ways by shadowing doctors. Lots of people that needed to be healed. Life happened, I left UT and returned to Fort Worth. I thank God for life's experiences; I landed where I should be and not in someones medical school.
My journey to birth work began three years later with the pregnancy of my daughter. I certainly considered the hospital setting as a mom on Medicaid but I didn't think i needed to be healed... so why go there? Learning that Black women in the U.S. are three to four times more likely to die from child birth complications than white women pushed me even further towards midwifery care where the statistics are better. I started researching Midwifery care in my area and landed at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center.
*Que my family spiraling out of control. I was being way too "crunchy" for them and I'm not even that crunchy. More like a Cheeto Puff.I became the first person in my family since my maternal great-grandmother to deliver out of hospital, to breastfeed, baby led wean, cloth diaper...y'all see where I'm going. Imagine the ride (laugh out loud). Grateful for a supportive husband on that journey, my mom came around eventually.
Immediately after my daughter's delivery I became a doula #TrainedByNikia Lawson under DONA International. I attended lots of births both in and out of hospital.
In 2020 during the height of the COVID pandemic, my first midwife became my preceptor and I started my apprenticeship under Cheryl Gaspard, CPM, LM. With midwifery, I found my passion. Caring for families and being "with women" during one of the most intimate experiences of their lives makes me happy. There's something special about watching people become parents, witnessing the strength of the woman, and welcoming new life.
When I'm not helping people have babies I enjoy reading (HUGE Harry Potter fan), dancing, listening to music, binge watching the good shows, outdoor activities with my family, and traveling.
I am currently pursing a Bachelor's of Science in Midwifery from the National College of Midwifery. I am a member of the North Texas Midwives Association and The National Black Midwives Alliance. I am the Maternal Committee Chair for Providence Maternity Home. I am a Certified Professional Midwife and I am ready to serve your family! #GetYouAnAsia
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