Leslie McGhee is a DONA-certified birth doula with years of experience working with new parents and young families. She believes that everyone deserves access to empowering resources and authentic, non-judgmental support, especially surrounding reproductive milestones. Her full-spectrum experience includes supporting births of multiples, VBACs, c-sections, home births, premature arrivals, inductions, and high-risk deliveries.
Leslie wants you to have the birth that you want and delights in doing all that she can to support your choices. She strives to create an environment in which you can listen to, follow and celebrate your intuition. She seeks to foster a safe space so that you can experience all that birth can bring forth – the good, the messy, the exquisite. Her practice is informed by calm, attentive listening and warm, caring comfort measures. She strives to create a practice that is affirming of all people, celebrating all sexual orientations, genders, ages, colors, family structures, sizes, immigration statuses and personal choices.
Originally from the Southeast, Leslie has spent over a decade in the city making Brooklyn her home. She comes to birth work by way of her passionate feminisms and backgrounds in social justice advocacy and reproductive rights work. Leslie spent the first part of her career in the non-profit sector fighting for dignity and respect with immigrant and working-class New Yorkers before following her call to be a birth doula. She spends her free time seeking laughter, nurturing urban gardens, and fostering kittens.