Simone Toomer comes with a passion to serve each family, believing that each should have access to support and resources in a place where many in NYC are distant from their families and dear friends. After the positive natural birth of her daughter, with her doula and partner by her side, Simone wanted to channel her energy in a new direction, by becoming a certified birth and postpartum doula, lactation counselor and doula educator/trainer for her certifying organization Doula Trainings International. She is involved in many community parenting support groups such as La Leche League and Mocha Moms, Brooklyn chapter and is ready to hold hands with those on this journey, no matter how many times you’ve walked the path before, or not. This passion fueled Simone to start her own doula mentorship collective Wombs and Wisdom, geared towards community support and guidance, with each doula delivering full circle care to clients for birth and postpartum. Each journey is different as is each family. Simone respects and honors this and brings forth education and non-judgmental care to the families which she serves.
Simone is CPR and First Aid certified and is always attending workshops and conferences to strengthen her knowledge, further her education and support her families to the best of her ability. Simone has worked with families in different scopes from being an employee of the Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC) as a breastfeeding peer counselor, where their goal is to increase nutritional and breastfeeding awareness in communities, to working with families of the foster care system, shelters, of the LGBTQ community, with special needs, premature births and parents of multiples. Simone has a BA in psychology, is a birth doula with the Brooklyn Department of Health By My Side Doula Support Program and looks to continue her education to further nurture families and bridge the gap between her community work and passion for social justice and advocacy. Simone is a Brooklyn based mom and when not supporting families, she's building memories with her own.