Djifa Richards Jones graduated from Howard Univerity with a Bachelors of Science. She is a Licensed Physician Assistant, trained at Emory University School of Medicine, where she graduated with a Masters in Medical Science. She practices Pediatric medicine part-time and is also a Holistically-trained Labor Doula and Owner/Founder of A Womban’s Place, founded in 2013.
After unofficially practicing as a Doula for over 20 years, Djifa was inspired to create a Birth Support service that encompassed educational workshops, offered various prenatal services and encouraged holistic approaches to the birthing process. Dedicated to the belief of trusting birth and life as a whole, she birthed A Womban’s Place, LLC in 2013. As a mother of 3, who had a natural VBAC after a Cesarean for twins, Djifa is committed to supporting women to use their strengths to maneuver the birthing process. She has also taken her 34 years as a professional African dancer, combined with her knowledge of Doula support techniques and understanding of human anatomy and created a Prenatal Dance Movement class! Mommy Motion is a unique blend of West African Dance and Afro-Caribbean movements, designed to strengthen one’s core and maintain flexibility specifically within the pelvic girdle. She continues to be passionate about her work with women and imbuing them with the necessary tools to achieve their fullest potential on the road to motherhood. As a woman’s wellness advocate, Djifa leads a Mommy Basics 101 workshop series quarterly, hosted by The Atlanta Birth Center and also hosts wellness workshops led by guests from the birthing and holistic healing community of Atlanta. She has also presented for many organizations in the Atlanta area on Maternal/Child wellness and is a co-founder of an adolescent rites youth group (ages 6 -16). Djifa believes strongly in being nurtured by her experiences and reciprocating the same and looks forward to many more years of growing and evolving.