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Meet Daisy Epperson of Blossom Doula Service

Today we’d like to introduce you to Daisy Epperson.

Hi Daisy, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Well ever since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to make an impact in other people’s lives because I just have that urge to be everyone’s support system. I decided in high school that I wanted to study to become an OBGYN, but when I got to community college for my first semester my uncle passed away and it shifted my whole mindset, and I freaked out about the thought of losing my patient in the middle of delivery because I’m an emotional person who attaches their self to everyone they help. So, fast forward 6 1/2 years later, Spring semester 2020, I had to attend a women’s justice in reproductive seminar and it was a panel full of black women who are midwifes, doulas, and lactation consultants. Listening to their stories of why they are in the career they are in and what kind of work they do opened my eyes to realizing that’s what I need to do with myself. So, I connected with the doula afterwards, and she gave me the information to the program she is with and I applied for the scholarship in the summertime and received a 50% award, and now I am in my 3rd month and able to start working as a doula.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It hasn’t been as smooth of a road this last year. I did lose a job that I was working for three years. I still have a smaller job, but it for sure doesn’t pay the bills but is a weekly check. Starting a business from scratch, going to school, working, and volunteering/dancing has shown me where I need to put my time in more. Even though I don’t have a great income coming in, I am still grateful for the opportunities I have been given. My main struggle through all of this is a financial problem, which is everyone’s problem in today’s world. I need to be able to invest in myself plus have the supplies to offer my clients and be able to pay for everyday needs.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a birth worker that does support new moms, new couples, the LGBTQ+ community, and parents that have been there before in their birth and postpartum care. I don’t help in the medical area, but as a full spectrum doula I support my clients through this memorable experience. I also help people when they are deciding their fertility options, if someone wants to go and have an abortion, I am right there with them supporting them through that hard decision, and I also am offering New mommy support classes for all people who are first-timers or who are on their 3rd kid. I also have been blessed and able to receive a donation of an updated home birthing tub by Aqua Doula that I can use for my clients during home laboring and births. What I feel sets me apart from others in my area is the fact that I want to support you however long or short you need the support. So, if someone wants support from three months up until they deliver, I will be there.

If someone wants support at 34 weeks, I am there to support them. If someone just had their baby and needs support up until the baby is either three months or six months, I’m there to support them. I really make myself available for the people who are new to parenthood. I also make my services as affordable for each family. So, I’m offering different discounts, that can either be if you found me online or if you come out to my pop up you get a bigger discount. If you need a payment plan, I offer those, even with a discount if you catch me when a discount is happening. I want to make it as affordable as I can to my community of people. I am most proud of the fact that I am starting a business that is something that I love to do and want to do. I love the support that I receive from the doula community, especially my cohort I’m training with, at DTI it’s like a family of people from all over that are doing the same work as you.

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
I feel like if my friend were to answer this they would say everything about me is surprising. They are always finding out something new about me because I am a very unique kind of person. For sure something that is a common thing is that I eat like I’m pregnant sometimes, meaning I mix different foods together that you would think don’t mix. I love cheddar ruffles with a Twix, banana and lays, banana and pepperoni pizza, yams and Mac and cheese, and that is to just name a few things. That for sure surprises people that don’t know even my friends till this day.

Pricing:

  • Birth Only $800
  • Postpartum only $800
  • Birth + Postpartum $1200
  • Fertility support $80
  • Abortion support $50 / Mommy Support $50

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