Happy Mama Healthy Baby Community Doula
My name is Peyton Hall and I am a Sophomore at the University of Southern California. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology on the pre-medical track with a minor in Business. Originally, I am from New York, but I currently live near the USC campus around Downtown LA.
My family is of Jamaican and Puerto Rican descent. Both sides are very close and have had a significant impact on my personal and career choices. Growing up, I was always close to my mother. I’ve always felt a strong sense of identity and empowerment through my upbringing. Most of my role models are the women in my family. As a result of being empowered, women’s empowerment became one of my passions in life.
Asides being a birth doula, I aspire to be an OB-GYN oncologist as a means to bridge gaps in regards to the socioeconomic disparities in medicine, specifically childbirth. When I became informed that I wouldn’t have to wait until I was out of medical school to help women, I became very interested in maternal health advocacy and being able to provide doula services.
As a doula, I am here to make your birthing experience empowering through informing you of your choices, supporting you, and advocating for you and your decisions without judgment or unhelpful options. Although I have not given birth, my philosophy about childbirth is that it is sacred. I personally view birth as a magical process of transformation and creation, a form of alchemy. I believe that childbirth should be not only safe, but loving and memorable for all women regardless of their backgrounds. I also believe that in order to achieve this, knowledge, choices, and emotional support are necessary.
I would be honored to be a part of your birthing experience and to be able to provide you with as much knowledge and support that you’d like in order to help you in creating the birthing experience you deserve. I will be volunteering my services at no cost to you and your family. I offer my passion for equity in childbirth, my knowledge and credibility as a DONA International trained doula, and my full support through virtual or in person meetings up to your birth. I can also offer my attendance during your birth if my pre-established exam schedule allows it, as I am a full time student.
Prior to my time here, I have had both surgical, clinical, and advocacy experience from 2018 to 2021. My past experience as a student intern for a general surgery private practice has provided me with ample communication skills for a clinical setting, something that I believe may be beneficial to my time here. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of a most empowering, life-changing experience.