My Community Partners

As the Southern Arizona Birth Community grows, a few of us are finding others within the community that we connect with .  This is the page where I will spotlight their businesses and the services they offer. 


The idea behind this is the uplifting of others. We are not in competition, but in communion with one another, with the belief that there is room for all of us, and my success is their success, and their success is also my own. If I cannot meet your needs, perhaps one of them can. What a beautiful world we can make when we work together! 

Meet the woman of Taking Back Birthing

Felicia Suggs

Full Spectrum Birth & Postpartum Doula

Felicia, known to family and friends as Fee, accepted a strong call to follow a path towards supporting and promoting women's health. Her journey has been fueled by the care she received from her midwives. The care was centered in nurturing and empowering women to search within, find their own strength, and bring it forth to birth their children. She is a birth and postpartum doula with a firsthand understanding of how movement, breathwork, nurturing support, and knowledge can transform a birth and a woman. She is ready to be at your service.

Samantha McClanahan

Birth Doula 
Pelvic Steam Facilitator  
& Photographer

Sam found her purpose intuitively in birth work as she began exploring peaceful ways to give birth once she met her husband and wanted to start a family with him. She also felt deeply called to work with women as a way to facilitate intergenerational healing within herself and her family. Discovering the doula path quickly ignited a fire in her for women's health & wellbeing in a variety of embodied experiences throughout the reproductive years, including menstruation, infertility, and perinatal care (pregnancy, labor, and postpartum). 
Sam facilitates pelvic steaming in private or intimate shared spaces, a practice which has been in midwives' toolkits for millennia to encourage proper postpartum healing. She was trained by Kelli Garza. Pelvic steaming is a practice also used for promoting reproductive health and renewing one's connection to their pelvic bowl.
She has hosted Womb Circles in Tucson, AZ where women commune in circle for sisterhood and healing of their womb and heart spaces through discussion and hands-on practices. Other offerings from Sam include birth photography and crafting custom blends of therapeutic-grade essential oils for a variety of women's health issues or emotional support. In her free time, she makes pottery!

Julia McCool

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Julia has been obsessed with everything pregnancy and birthing since her pregnancy. She wants every woman to feel just as empowered as she did when she gave birth! She enjoys helping women with postpartum care via placenta encapsulating. Julia began encapsulating in 2019. She has processed well over 30 placentas since that time. When processing a placenta she handles with the utmost love and care. She is excited at the opportunity of having a hand in your postpartum healing process.



Marana, AZ, USA

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