Meet the Blue Moon Doula
Angelica Knight is a Birth Arts International Certified Doula, as well as a Woman’s Choice Perinatal Services Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. Angelica is also a current IBCLC Human Lactation Student at NC A&T and will taking her Board Exam in the Fall of 2022.
Her original goal was to pursue a professional career around Physical Therapy, however, instead, she continued onto Graduate School at UNCG with the goal of pursuing a career as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist.
On the journey for Graduate School, curriculum around pregnancy and exercise was not only an interest, but also there was limited research around the population outside of general guidelines. It was in her graduate program where she met a Kinesiology Professor dedicated to studying the relationship of pregnant people and exercise.
Blue Moon Doula Services was born when owner, Angelica, realized there a need for more inclusive, doula support in the Triad area, especially for marginalized populations.
Why Blue Moon Doula?
“Once in a Blue Moon” is a reference to a rare occurrence. Every birthing experience is unique and rare in its own right, but finding the right doula for that experience can be daunting! Blue Moon Doula Services offers a rare experience that you won’t find anywhere else, one that is more about guidance and service to help your transition into a new phase of life.
A blend of both holistic and evidence-based practice care can look different for families with different needs. When we discuss conversations before, during, or after birth, it can feel overwhelming. However, whatever experience you’re looking for, Blue Moon Doula Services will offer a collaborative, cohesive service you can’t find anywhere else: unbiased support that allows you to take the lead however you see fit. Whether this is a first birth or third, you are centered.
The Mission of Blue Moon Doula Services is to advocate for pregnant people, their autonomy, and rights, through pregnancy, labor/delivery, and postpartum (this includes feeding goals).
Too often are the needs and wants of pregnant people dismissed during this sensitive period in their life. Too often are they given information that is not based in evidence, but rather based in personal experience or provider preference. The goal is to entitle these families to their desired experience, as well as offer the utmost knowledge to make informed, confident decisions with their consent.