Health and wellness is a big part of my life and has been for several years. I believe that caring for the mind+body+spirit concurrently is a must for optimal health. At Best of Both Worlds Doula Services, you and your family's health is a top priority.I started my fitness journey after having my son 9 years ago and since then I have learned a great deal about prenatal and postpartum fitness so that I can share my knowledge with my clients. It's not about being a certain weight- it's about maintaining a healthy lifestyle that you are happy and comfortable with. I want my clients to be the best versions of themselves before, during and after pregnancy.Proper fitness and nutrition are essential to a healthy pregnancy, birth and recovery. Best of Both Worlds Doula Services can guide you every step of the way with one-on-one workouts, Zumba classes, recipes, meal prep, cooking and more.My most popular wellness service is my 'Pantry Assessment' where you complete a questionnaire regarding your health & nutrition goals and together we evaluate what foods to replace with healthier alternatives to meet those goals. Families are also supported mentally and emotionally within the scope of my practice. Whether you are 6 weeks pregnant or 6 years postpartum, it's always a good time to improve your health! Fitness packages are now available and Meal Prep Packages coming in 2021.
My name is Kelly Collins and I am a trauma conscious, certified birth & postpartum doula located in Raleigh, North Carolina. With a background in child development & early education and 20 years of experience working as a professional caregiver & family consultant, I have the knowledge and experience to support all families during any part of their parenting journey. I understand how unique each family dynamic is and will support the way you want to raise your family. My main goal is to facilitate the birthing process as my clients desire and provide a smooth transition home with full family support during the postpartum period. I prioritize the needs and preferences of my clients while providing knowledge, support and reassurance through pregnancy, birth and beyond so families can thrive well after I am gone. What I do: provide education, physical and emotional support for parents and families; What I'm honored to do: honor the birthing body, empower parents to have their desired birth experience, bring peace, love and reassurance to your birth space and home as we navigate how you want to raise your family Who I am: an answer to a call. Birth work is my passion and purpose which has lead me to discover my divine destiny so I can leave a lasting imprint and legacy. Best of Both Worlds Doula Services is where... Passion meets purpose... Faith meets fulfillment... Knowledge meets experience... Tradition meets modern... Empowerment meets advocacy... Commitment meets community... I am actively involved in the community as a volunteer with several organizations and I am also a Zumba instructor at my local community center. In my free time, I enjoy cooking & baking, writing, running, hot yoga, skating and spending time with her husband and son. ▫️Trauma Concious Certified Doula▫️Family Concierge & Consultant▫️Wellness Advocate & Fitness Instructor▫️Reproductive Justice & Health Care Advocate▫️Doula Mentor▫️Blogger & Brand Ambassador Education: Shaw University, B-K & Elementary Education studies, 2003-2008; DONA International Postpartum Doula Training 2015; Birth Doula & Reproductive Justice Training with Durham Volunteer Doulas, 2019; Abortion Doula Training with Carolina Abortion Fund, 2019; When Survivors Give Birth Trauma Sensitivity Training, 2019; Certified through ProDoula, 2020