The Bloom Collective

Empowering mamas, birthing persons & families in
Greater Baltimore through a holistic nurturing and supportive village.

Doula Care

Doula Care

Midwifery Support

Midwifery Support

Holistic Childbirth Education

Holistic Childbirth Education

Postpartum Support

Postpartum Support

Perinatal Counseling

Perinatal Counseling

Mental Health

Mental Health

Pre-conception Counseling

Pre-conception Counseling

Infertility Counseling

Infertility Counseling

Pregnancy Consultations

Pregnancy Consultations

Reproductive Justice & Equity Training

Reproductive Justice & Equity Training

Parenting Coaching

Parenting Coaching

Breastfeeding & Lactation Support

Breastfeeding & Lactation Support

Herbalism

Herbalism

Advocacy, Policy, Rights & Justice

Advocacy, Policy, Rights & Justice

A collective of birth and wellness practitioners
THE BLOOM COLLECTIVE

The Bloom Collective is a liberation-focused network of health and wellness practitioners grounded in birth and reproductive justice, womanism, human rights, holistic care and healing justice. The Bloom Collective provides services including preconception counseling, fertility care, breastfeeding/chestfeeding/body feeding support, childbirth education, herbalism, psychotherapy, parenting support, postpartum care, coaching, consultations and anti-racism training. In addition to health and wellness care needs, the Bloom Collective works to galvanize mothers, birthing persons and communities to build political, social, economic and spiritual power. 

The Bloom Collective centers Black/African Diasporic and Indigenous traditions in holistic care and believes that mamas and birthing persons deserve a village of support along the perinatal, postpartum and parenthood journey. The Bloom Collective believes that when mamas and birthing persons are nurtured into their fullness, our children, families and communities will be infused with light and energy to cultivate holistic and liberatory transformation.

about

Meet our founders.

We believe in a diverse range of personel to bring creative skills,
thoughts, and ideas to the table.

Stephanie Etienne

Stephanie Etienne

Bridge Midwifery

Stephanie Etienne, CNM, MPH is a certified nurse midwife. She is the founder of Bridge Midwifery, a holistic midwifery practice dedicated to filling the gaps in gynecological and perinatal care.

TANAY LYNN HARRIS

Tanay Lynn Harris

Mommy Up

Tanay Lynn Harris is a social impact strategist, community organizer, breastfeeding specialist, parenting coach, convener, and facilitator. She is the Founder of Mommy Up, which is dedicated to advocacy, building community, shifting policy and restoring wellbeing.

Desiree Israel

Desiree Israel

Motherland Co.

Desirée L. Israel, LMSW-C is a perinatal psychotherapist, trained birth doula, Reiki practitioner, and owner of MotherlandCo in Baltimore, MD. Using her own experience and compassion in hopes to heal others.

Team
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Certified Breastfeeding Specialist Training

Since 2020, The Bloom Collective has trained over 40 Black folks to become Certified Breastfeeding (Lactation) Specialists (CBS). Four cohort members have gone on to become International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). The Bloom CBS Cohort centers the historical and contemporary issues Black and Brown mamas and birthing persons face and advances a holistic community of care model. The Certified Breastfeeding (Lactation) Specialist training has been made possible in partnership with Lactation Education Resources, Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition, and Baltimore Healthy Start.

Cohort Facilitators: Sekeita Lewis Johnson, BSN, RN, IBCLC, DNPc, Jennifer Day, IBCLC, Jabina Coleman, LSW, MSW, IBCLC, Divine Bailey Nicholas, CLC, Dr. Nastassia Davis, DNP, MSN, RN, IBCLC, Desiree Israel, LCSW-C, Stephanie Etienne, CNM, MPH, and Tanay Lynn Harris.

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