Catrice Harris: Doula, Childbirth Educator, Midwifery Student
African American Midwifery History in recognition of Black History Month
Catrice Harris is a mother and grandmother, who has been supporting families with childbirth education, labor and birth, and lactation support since 1992. Her initial lactation training was through The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and City of Houston WIC programs. Childbirth education came next as she began teaching Lamaze classes to expectant families, birth moms, and adopting parents. In 2012, she began working as a birth and postpartum doula, becoming certified through DONA and ICEA. As a recipient of the BIRTH midwifery scholarship for a woman of color she is now enrolled in the National College of Midwifery, with the goal of sitting for the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) licensing exam this spring. She teaches parenting education classes at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas and is apprenticing with Stephanie Palacio at Bay Area Community Birth Center. Having supported over 300 women with the birth of their babies, and countless more with breastfeeding, she is truly grateful that this work found her!