Welcome to Bedside BirthWork!
Meet Kimberly Muhammad
I am Kimberly Muhammad, a Certified Birth/Postpartum/Full Spectrum Doula, Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor and Childbirth Educator located in Philadelphia, PA. I am an ACTT Workshop Facilitator for the Black Coalition for Safe Motherhood as well as a Reiki I & II Practitioner. I have served families as they prepare to bring new life into the world for over 25 years.
I received training and/or certifications from Chestnut Hill Hospital Peer Breastfeeding Support Program, Philadelphia Alliance for Labor Support (PALS), DONA International, Birthing Advocacy Doula Training (BADT), The Nafsa School; Reclaim the Postpartum Workshop, BirthArts International Childbirth Education, Rooted Prenatal Yoga, Blossoming Bellies-Creating Space: Pelvic Dynamics, Fetal Positioning and Use of Rebozo Workshop, Usui Reiki, Resilient Remedies Herbal Course, and sat at the feet of a few elder birth workers whose knowledge and experiences are unmatched. I am currently pursuing Fertility Advocate Certification from Quietly United in Loss Together and Childbirth Education Certification from BirthArts International. An Evidence Based Birth Professional Member, I am continuously expanding my knowledge base through education and training. I am certified in CPR, AED, First Aid, and Basic Life Support.
Although pregnancy and childbirth is not new, the actual birth experience has evolved with modern interventions taking a front row seat during the labor and birth. With so much going on coupled with the increased hormone levels in pregnancy, making decisions can be daunting. I offer attentive, sensitive and knowledgeable support to help you navigate this important time of transition and new experiences and make informed decisions regarding the care of yourself and your child. While providing unbiased support, empowerment, and evidence based information, I nurture families through pregnancy, birth, and beyond those first few days postpartum. It is always my honor to be chosen to be a member of a birth team; I stand by my motto, "Your Birth, Your Way".
I believe in birth. I believe you should listen to your body. I believe you should trust your body, your baby, and your instincts. I believe in the power of faith and prayer. I believe in educational empowerment and informed decision making.
I believe in your birth, your way.
I’m proud to have received wonderful feedback from some of the families I’ve worked with over the years. For me, the most rewarding part of the job is building strong, beautiful relationships with my clients and to share in one of the most memorable moments of their lives.
I am a first time mom and had Kimberly as my doula. I had such an amazing experience with her! She helped prepare me for my birthing experience in ways that I could not have thought of. Kimberly coached me on my breathing and being aware of my body during my pregnancy.
This helped me tremendously throughout my third trimester. When I went into labor, Kimberly was super responsive and helped keep me calm. She came right away when it was almost time for me to give birth and her presence was dynamic in the process.
To have someone by your side to keep you calm and reassure that you are capable of pushing through was so important. I'm so appreciative for the role she played and am sure that it went so smoothly because of her assistance! ~Dara D.
I had a phenomenal experience with Kimberly as my doula. In my search for a doula for my 2nd child, my hope was that I could have someone for additional moral support as well as some who would advocate for my desires when pursuing my birthing plan. I also knew I needed help with diet and balancing work life and having a toddler. She exceeded these expectations. Kimberly was a great listener from the start and offered insight with research. She always asked if I was comfortable with information given to me by my doctor and when I wasn't sure she advised me to probe and question further. I felt so empowered this pregnancy and she did this for both myself and husband. He stated that he felt like an active participant this time around......Again I can't rave enough about my experience ...she really catered to my needs without judgement. ~Tawana Patterson
Kimberly is THE ABSOLUTE BEST!! We couldn't have chosen a better doula to complete our birth team. We will definitely be calling her for round two! ~K.S.
My experience with Kimberly at The Doula Circle was completely AWESOME! Words can't describe how truly grateful I am to have had her by my side during my pregnancy. The level of knowledge, care, commitment & professionalism was above and beyond! I only wish I'd have had her by my side for all of my pregnancies!~Khadyjah K.
Receive personal support throughout the entirety of your birthing journey by way of prenatal appointments, phone calls, and emails full of evidence based information to help you make the best decisions for you and your baby. As your doula, I provide unwavering support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. Evidence based information and continuity of care are the keys to my helping you to achieve your birth goals. Your doula care package will be customized to fit your specific needs.
Reiki Healing Sessions
Benefits in Pregnancy
• Eases General Physical Discomfort
•Reduces Fatigue and Anxiety
•Provides Emotional Support
•Helps in Postpartum Recovery
Reiki can be used safely during pregnancy. It does not cause any harm to the mother or her unborn baby, thereby making it safe to be used not only during all stages of pregnancy, but also during conception and child birth.
The body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy and your energy balance under constant pressure, potentially compromising your physical and emotional well being. Reiki treatments during pregnancy help to balance energy and cleanse the body and spirit, thereby helping with adapting to your growing body.
Prenatal Yoga and Breathwork
Strengthening and Toning
Improved Alignment and Posture
Reduce Common Pregnancy Discomforts
Adaptive Breathing Techniques
During pregnancy, it’s common to experience stress, feelings of restlessness and even depression. Studies show, practicing yoga is a “helpful, safe tool to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression throughout pregnancy. Yoga is one of the most amazing natural tools for managing stress and creating mind-body awareness. It is proven to lower cortisol levels in the body (the stress hormone) and activate the parasympathetic nervous system that helps your body rest and regulate.
Postpartum Care Gift Boxes
Pregnancy, birth and the early days of caring for an infant can be very scary and stressful. Additionally, the healing process presents a myriad of feelings, conditions, and situations of its own.
The Postpartum Care Gift Box will be filled with wonderful products, goodies, and items to pamper, care for, and heal during those first few weeks. All Postpartum Care Gift Boxes are fully customizable.
Designed to help you access accurate and up to date information about childbirth and make informed decisions about your care. Providing evidence based information about maternity care practices puts you in a position to make informed and educated decisions. Childbirth education classes come in 4 week sessions and are available as an a la carte option without purchasing a complete doula package.
Every Bodies Butter
Every Bodies Butter is our homemade, organic body butter. Available in Lavender, Lemongrass, love Yourself, Frankincense, Sweet Orange, and Mommy Butter it’s sure to be a treat to your skin and senses.
Our Mommy Butter is a specially formulated blend from Every Bodies Butter. Although it’s made with mommies in mind, you’ll find everybody wanting to use it!
It’s combination of shea and cocoa butters, coconut and sweet almond oils, carefully selected essential oils, love, peace, and happiness make this an amazing treat for your skin.
Homemade, organic, and whipped to perfection, Mommy Butter hydrates, moisturizes, and nourishes your skin when you need it the most.
Bless yourself today.
You deserve every bit of this goodness!❤️