Kaiayo Shatteen is a Black, Queer Perinatal, Postpartum and Abortion Advocate with a deep commitment to ending the injustice that puts BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) and LGBTQIA communities at the bottom when it comes to positive birth outcomes. For Kaiayo, this work is an answer to Ancestral calling, not a career and they are guided by their Ancestors daily. Kaiayo is an Apprentice Midwife, Herbal Body Product Creator, as well as a Perinatal & Postpartum Consultant. Currently they are contracted with the Alameda County Public Health Department to design & facilitate Childbirth Education Classes for Black Birthing People. Last but not least, they have the joy of parenting two young adults!
As an Apprentice Midwife, Kaiayo is committed to using her calm, healing energy to support you birth your new beginning. Kaiayo is with you as your life shifts to include a new being - as you become a parent. Kaiayo believes that birthing people are warriors and should be honored, celebrated and graced with love. Birthing people have held and birthed new life into this Universe. She strives to witness your journey as you conquer a great challenge-giving birth to another human being.
As a Perinatal & Postpartum Consultant, Kaiayo has spoken on various panels and facilitated workshops.
Kaiayo is a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula that supports births at home, birth centers and on occasion at hospitals. A doula's role consists of emotionally and physically supporting the birthing person, advocating for their needs, and creating unity among the birthing team. Doula's hold space, offer a variety of comfort measures and visualization techniques to assist the birthing person during labor. They also instruct the partner, if there's one, on ways to be a part of the process too. Kindred Soul intends to help birthing people find their voice and speak up for what they need and deserve.