"My biggest motivator is wanting to be that person that someone can talk to."

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Patricia

I AM a

Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator

Patricia Liggins is the Founder/Owner of Birth Supporters United, a community-based doula support organization that supports families in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. In 2017, Patricia completed the Perinatal Community Health Worker at the nationally-recognized Mamatoto Village. Today, Patricia participates as a member of the Maryland Maternal Health Task Force, co-chair of Dr. Shalon's Maternal Action Project, as well as co-chair of the Doula Technical Advisory Group for the Maryland Health Department. She has been accepted into Southwest Wisconsin Technical College's Direct Entry Midwifery Program beginning January of 2022.

credentials

  • Certified Birth Doula
  • Hypnobabies Certified Hypno-doula

Happy place

  • Anywhere quiet and sunny

Community Health Worker

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Patricia

What drives you to do this work?

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Knowing what it felt like when I had a kid. I think when I started working with families, my biggest motivator was wanting to be that person that someone could talk to because I felt like I didn't have that, or wanting to be able to advocate for people and speak up because I didn't know what was happening around me during my own experience. But today I think it's just more about hugs, listening, and saying, “Hey you got this and you are not alone.”

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

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I wouldn't call myself an artist, but I'm very creative. I can paint things that may not look like real stuff, but it's still beautiful nonetheless.
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96%

of parents preferred group-based care to traditional care

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