Kalifa provides a calm, perceptive and grounding presence in her work as a birth and postpartum doula. She values personal connection and health and takes the time to learn about her clients' individual needs so she can guide them through the birthing process and parenting. Kalifa is committed to helping her clients find clarity amongst the abundance of choices that are available to them. She understands the challenge of navigating new experiences and reminds her clients to be gentle with the process of finding comfort in change.
Throughout Kalifa’s journey of self-education, health, and awareness where she discovered the many hurdles women face from pre-birth to postpartum stages in the birthing process. This journey shaped her belief in the importance of building a community where all people are valued for their choices and are given access to the type of support they need. Kalifa works with women in her Brooklyn community as a midwife assistant at Brooklyn Birthing Center (BBC). She fully believes in all of her clients and encourages them to trust themselves, connect to their bodies and use their inner strength to go through waves of becoming a mother.
On her spare time, she enjoys gardening at her community garden, preparing plant-based meals that fully support the mind, body, soul and the planet, and living a zero-waste lifestyle.
Credentials and Certifications: AS Fashion Merchandising Management (Berkeley College) BFA Communication Organization(New Paltz University), Birth Doula and Postpartum (Carriage House Birth), Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CLC), Child CPR AED, Infant CPR (American Heart Association)