BRENDA ALLEN, CERTIFIED BIRTH & BEREAVEMENT DOULA
Hello! My name is Brenda. I am the owner and head doula of Mom 2 Mom Doula Services. I am a Tennessee native, originally from Smithville. However, Livingston and Cookeville have now been my home for 17 years. I am a wife to a wonderful husband, and a mother to 2 beautiful little girls. When I am not assisting women prenatally, in labor or in the initial postpartum period, I am spending time with my family, usually this includes hiking in the many wonderful state parks Tennessee has to offer.
My interest in birth started to blossom at the age of 5, when my mother had her first home birth. In that atmosphere I felt at home with the Midwives and Doulas. That feeling only got stronger with my mother's next 2 home births. At age 21, I had my first daughter, unmedicated, in a hospital with an amazing Doula. Her willingness to want to help me however she could, more seriously pushed me towards my goal to become a Doula myself. So in 2018, I started working as a Doula, and then certified sometime later. At age 23, I had my second daughter, at home with the assistance of a home birth Midwife. It was a wonderful experience. And in 2023, I met another goal of becoming a Certified Bereavement Doula through Stillbirthday Now, I am truly living out my dream, to be able to support women during such an important time in their life. I am so thankful every day for this wonderful career. I have supported women through hospital births of all kinds, home births, water births and everything in between.