We had the good fortune of connecting with DeShaun Desrosiers and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi DeShaun, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“Revolutionary Love.” This is truly the definition of my life and work ethic. The birth work I do is also soul work, social injustice reform, advocacy, and much more. It all ties into revolutionary love and work.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business, Harmonious Birthing, offers Doula services and childbirth education. Throughout the pregnancy, I work with expecting people/couples to teach them perinatal education, get them set up for birth, postpartum, and beyond. I’m there during labor and delivery for further support and advocacy, and I follow up with a number of traditional postpartum services. I’m also a Doula trainer and mentor, so I can train and certify others aspiring to become a Doula. I offer an array of health & wellness services and products such as vaginal steaming, herbal blends and teas, seamoss blends, elderberry syrup, etc. I’m also a published author of two children’s books, both available on Amazon. I would say the fact that specialize in true holistic care of the expecting family, on top of promoting health and education to the entire community, really sets me apart. My work ethic and strive for success sets me apart as well. I face challenges daily. I’m a mother of 2 very busy toddlers, who I homeschool. I’m also a full time student in Midwifery school which packs on a heavy work load, on top of managing my business nearly alone. Sometimes, even keeping up with business social media is a headache, but i’m so determined that quitting is never really an option.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well first, we are definitely going to a vegan restaurant! Or two… or 3, the 3rd spot may be just for dessert though. Roller skating is an absolute must! Hool-a-hooping and some grounding outdoors is amazing, and if there’s a beach near, we are definitely going to sun bathe. Throughout all of these events, many pictures and videos will be taken, i’m big on capturing memories. I’m an outgoing person; hiking, rock climbing, walks in parks are all my type of vibes.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I can dedicated my life’s work to my children. Without them, there would be no “me” and who I am today. My 2 toddlers are my “why” for a lot of my life decisions. Right now, I’m indirectly showing them that success doesn’t always come from how the rest of the world tells you it may. My kids point out both of my books and say “That’s Mommy’s book”! and that seriously makes me so proud. I’d also like to shoutout to me entire support system, those who truly prove and show that they believe in me. Support and encouragement means so much to me.
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDGvZAb9EIJqBZgzBfWnSFg (Holistic Birth and Health)
Other: Books: https://www.amazon.com/Home-Birth-Midwife-DeShaun-Desrosiers/dp/B084DG77RS/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= https://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Haiti-DeShaun-Desrosiers/dp/B08C96912G/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=welcome+to+haiti&qid=1616998431&s=books&sr=1-1
Picture with “D Peel” Logo taken by local videographer Darrell Peel of D. Peel Entertainment