Erykah Badu Training As A Midwife

My King and I recently discovered the following interview with the Lovely sister Erykah Badu and were pleasantly surprised to hear that she is a natural birthing Doula (on the welcoming committee) for new life!  I, for one, don’t know why I was surprised though, this Goddess is also a vegan and very conscious surrounding her health and family affairs!  Check it out for yourself!  Also, see the article posted below that speaks more to her work, and decision to become a Midwife as well!  Spreading the knowledge:)

In Love and Truth as always,


Original Post by Claire Shefchik on September 6, 2011

Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu performs in concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on April 8, 2010. UPI/Michael Bush

Erykah Badu is training to become a midwife, People Magazine reported in an interview with the singer.

Badu, 40, is currently working as a doula, providing expectant mothers with Reiki treatments, massage and support during childbirth, all at no charge. She said she was inspired after helping a friend through a difficult childbirth in 2001, and told the magazine her clients call her “Erykah Badoula.”

Doulas do not provide medical care, but the “On and On” and “The Cider House Rules” singer and actress is a spokeswoman for the International Center for Traditional Childbearing. She aims to get her professional certification so she can open natural birthing centers in inner city communities.

“I’ve always had a mothering nature. But I didn’t plan on becoming a doula. I just wanted to care for my familyand friends,” Badu told People. “Nothing gives me more pleasure,” than helping in natural childbirth, she added. Badu has three children of her own.

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