My name is Zoë Etkin and I am an experienced birth & postpartum doula, childbirth educator, holistic pelvic health practitioner, and author. I am the founder of Embodied Doula Trainings, and am a certified embodiment doula (CED) and certified postpartum embodiment doula (CPED). I offer my services in Memphis, TN, and Shelby County. In addition to my private practice work, I run MAMA CIRCLE, a twice monthly support and social gathering for Memphis moms. I also recently founded Memphis Doulas, a registry to help Memphis families find doulas!
I’m a Memphis native who returned to the Mid-South in 2018 after nearly a decade in the Southwest and West Coast. During my time out west, I gained extensive experience in birth, holistic reproductive wellness, and the motherhood experience. My time was also spent obtaining my undergraduate degree at the College of Santa Fe, where I earned my BA in Creative Writing & Literature, with a minor in Theatre. I then went on to earn my MFA in Writing (Poetry) & Critical Studies from California Institute of the Arts.
After I graduated CalArts, I decided to pursue my passion of empowering women to take charge of their health. The first step in that journey was beginning my doula education with CAPPA. I went on to do three formal trainings with CAPPA (Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, and Childbirth Education). While doula training and doula-related continuing education (including Spinning Babies) was fantastic, I still needed more tools to serve my clients. I made the decision to train under Lara Catone at her institute, The Artemis School for Women’s Sexual Wellness. The education I received at The Artemis School was by far the most expansive, thorough, and truly holistic I have ever experienced. This program opened me up to be able to serve clients seeking menstruation support, fertility coaching, sexuality coaching, and so much more.
I’m grateful to have multiple passions in life. In addition to my work serving individuals and families, I also write poetry and non-fiction, and have several books published, which you can learn more about here.
I am the mother to a fantastic 3.5 year old named June.
I would love to support you in any way I can. Please feel free to send me an email or fill out the contact form. I’ll be in touch! Be sure to include your estimated due date/baby’s birthday, and birthing location.
Zoë Etkin: Embodiment Doula
Social: @zoeetkin and @zoeetkinembodimentdoula