Your Body, Your Baby, Your Birth!
Hello my name is Kayla Rogers . I am a Buffalo native and live on the westside of Buffalo with my husband and four children. I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, traveling and exploring my community.
I began my doula training in 2016 becoming certified in 2017. Since becoming a certified birth doula I have trained and become a certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Placenta Specialist , and a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist on the path to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
My goal is to help the birthing person embrace their pregnancy and birth while receiving physical, mental, emotional, and educational support leading to a positive childbirth experience. I believe that by being a Doula I can help educate the birthing person about pregnancy and labor, help reduce the fear of birth and allow them to have power over their own choices. In addition, I hope to bridge the gap to have overall better birth outcomes especially with families of color.
I strive to create a strong and healthy birth environment, where the birthing person feels empowered and respected. Whether you plan to give birth in a hospital, at home or at a Birthing Center I want you to feel supported and empowered during this transformative time.
HISTORY & MISSION
I believe that by being a Doula, I can help educate women/birthing people about pregnancy and labor, reduce the fear of birth and allow women/birthing people to have power over their own choices! With that vision in mind, I established Divine Lotus Doula Services (DLDS) in 2016, helping women across Western New York find their voice, dignity, power and respect over their body and their baby's life.
I support births in all settings, from hospital to home births and Birthing Centers. I work with families from all different backgrounds, religions cultures and dynamics. I feel it is important for all women/birthing people and their families to be treated with equality and with integrity. Every person who wants a Doula should have a Doula but more importantly every person who needs a Doula should have one regardless of income which is why I also implement sliding scale fee for most services .
In 2019, I became one of the doulas participating in the NYS Doula Pilot Program providing care to Medicaid recipients. This pilot program helps by providing covered doula services through Medicaid. In 2019, I also linked up with Jennifer Lombardo from Buffalo Doula Services and work as one of the Doulas of Buffalo Doula Services.