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Mali Collins


Birth, Postpartum & Abortion Doula

"I want people to come away feeling more equipped to take care of their mental health after birth and postpartum, and confident in making community-as-family."

Certifications & Experience

Full-Spectrum Doula Training with Kindred Space Los Angeles

Breastfeeding Basics from the Association of Childbirth Educators

Prenatal and Infant Loss Doula Training, with Quietly United in Loss Together

Abortion Doula Training with Bay Area Doula Project

Certified Childbirth Educator from the Association of Childbirth Educators

Birth Doula Certification with the Association of Childbirth Educators

PhD: English, African American Public Humanities

MA: University of California, Irvine: Culture and Theory

BA: U of Minnesota, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Women's Studies minor

Assistant Professor of African American Studies at American UniversityAuthor of articles, with first book on reproductive injustice due out in 2025 by Ohio State University Press.

Recent Articles on reproductive justice, bioethics, birth technology, and privacy.

Author on The Womb Room Blog

@protectblackmotherhood on IG and @dr_reprojustice on Twitter

About Mali Collins

Birth, Postpartum & Abortion Doula

Mali Collins, Ph.D believes that all people who choose to have children should have access to all reproductive choices around when and how to birth, what postpartum practices they want to privilege, what food they want their children to eat, and how to raise them safely into adulthood.

Mali specializes in pregnancy and baby loss, abortion pre-care and aftercare.

She is especially passionate about those looking to heal their families after intergenerational trauma around birth and caregiving, and those navigating fraught relationships with biological families while raising children. "My approaches are both spiritual and practical; I work with my clients on meditation and tarot as much as I do on helping them navigate medical institutions and systems. I prioritize family bonding and birth as a healing experience for the birthing family and the entire family."​Mali's calling to this work comes from her own birth experiences, both positive and negative, and wanting everyone to feel sacred and cared for while they are pregnant, birthing, and caregiving.​Since 2018 she has been supporting families in their birth and postpartum, and abortion and loss, journeys. She has also supported families through in-home childbirth education and support groups, such as her 'Black Infant Heath' workshop on the specific challenges in raising Black babies.​Mali Collins, Ph.D is a reproductive justice advocate and educator from the rural Midwest, with strong roots in Southern California. She is a mother of two children under the age of 5. 

She is passionate about helping people make educated decisions about their reproductive futures and those of their children. In her free time she likes to read, work out, and do tarot.

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Client Experiences

Mali's Services

Birth Doula

Personalized support for your birthing journey. Experience a holistic approach to childbirth with expert doula care.

Postpartum Doula

Expert postpartum doula support designed to provide you with the care and knowledge to thrive during the postpartum period.

Holistic Support

Holistic doula support that covers all aspects of your birthing journey, integrating emotional, physical, and mental care.

Connect with Mali Collins

The Womb Room team is dedicated to supporting you and your family. Get in touch or book Mali below!

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