Aphrica Farrow is an IBCLC, certified DONA doula, birth assistant, placenta encapsulation specialist and mother of four. Aphrica has been in the lactation field since 2013 and an IBCLC since 2022. She works PRN at Breastfeeding Success and is an active doula with Black Mamas ATX. One of Aphrica’s main objectives is to enable parents to feel a sense of reassured confidence as they embark upon one of the most significant times in their lives. For the past six years Aphrica has dedicated her time and efforts supporting and educating pre and postnatal families of color. Proving that access to culturally aligned support and care has a powerful impact on Black maternal health outcomes, their positive perceptions of their birthing experience, and is a critical part of the solution to the maternal health disparities that plague communities of color. Aphrica worked as a Breastfeeding Peer counselor at WIC and Mom’s Place, served 2 years as a member on a COVID research advisory board for the University of San Francisco California called C.E.R.I.S.H. and is currently serving as a board member for the Mother’s Milk Bank of Austin. Aphrica believes that one of her purposes in life is to save lives, reduce black maternal health disparities, increase breastfeeding rates and longevity and promote a cultural norm. She has supported over 70 families as a doula and countless more with lactation. When Aphrica is not working, you can find her at church, traveling, transporting her kids to youth events or being active in her kids school PTA events. Aphrica also maintains current certifications in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and neonatal resuscitation (NNR).
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