Djifa Richards PA, MMsc, HBD, CBE
Djifa Richards graduated from Howard Univerity with a Bachelors of Science. She is a Licensed Physician Assistant, trained at Emory University School of Medicine, where she graduated with a Masters in Medical Science. She practices Pediatric medicine part-time and is also a Holistically-trained Labor Doula and Owner/Founder of A Womban’s Place, founded in 2013. After unofficially practicing as a Doula for over 20 years, Djifa was inspired to create a Birth Support service that encompassed educational workshops, offered various prenatal services and encouraged holistic approaches to the birthing process. Dedicated to the belief of trusting birth and life as a whole, she birthed A Womban’s Place, LLC in 2013.
As a mother of 3, who had a natural VBAC after a Cesarean for twins, Djifa is committed to supporting women to use their strengths to maneuver the birthing process. She is passionate about her work with women and imbuing them with the necessary tools to achieve their fullest potential on the road to motherhood. As a womb wellness advocate, Djifa created The Womb Collective dedicated to offering holistic integrative care to women and their wombs. She also hosts a quarterly Motherhood Wellness Series: Finding the Me in Mommy, led by guests from the birthing and holistic healing community of Atlanta. She has presented for many organizations in the Atlanta area on Maternal/Child wellness as well as mentored new Doulas. Djifa believes strongly in being nurtured by her experiences and reciprocating the same and looks forward to many more years of growing and evolving.
Holistic Doula Certification 2016 – The Matron Foundation
Community Childbirth Educator 2015 – Birthing Blessings Professional Birth Services
Birth Doula Certification 2013 – DONA
Physician Assistant 2005 – Medical Board of Georgia
Stephanie "Lewa" Sylverin, LMT, CPT-NASM
Stephanie Sylverin is a licensed, massage therapist, a certified personal trainer from the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), a birth-worker and women's wellness advocate. She is certified in Fertility, Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum massage. Trained by Claire Miller of Nurturing the Mother. She serves as a back-up Doula exclusively for A Womban's Place.
As a mother of four, through her own birth experiences (two homebirths and two hospital births) she recognized the need for loving support through the childbirth process and began working with Doulas to provide intuitive and licensed massage for pregnant and laboring women as a birth-worker. She has a passion for and is dedicated to doing her part to raise the standard of care for women's maternal health and wellness.
As a woman of Haitian descent; she is carrying on the Haitian tradition of postpartum care by offering Bain Fey postpartum ritual. She is excited to offer this beautiful postpartum tradition that will help to fortify and re-balance women after birth.
Massage Therapy Certification 2012- Georgia Secretary of State
Prenatal Massage Certification 2012- International School of Skin Nails and Massage
Nurturing the Mother Certification 2020- Clair Miller Nurturing the Mother
Personal Trainer Certifaction 2020- National Association of Sports Medicine
Pre & Postnatal Fitness Coaching 2021 - Girls Gone Strong
Holistic Hospital Doula Certification 2022 - A Womban's Place and The Matrona