I’m Alexandra Tran, a mother to a 15 year old son, a partner, and a fertility, birth, and postpartum doula. I became a doula after 8 years of working in health care and education. Doula work called to me after the birth of my son where I experienced several unnecessary medical interventions. This experience inspired me to research patient rights and the disconnect between cultural traditions surrounding birth and what is common practice in the American health care setting. I’m passionate about true non judgemental and inclusive birth and postpartum support and have been working to support marginalized communities in Houston for the last 13 years.