Our Doulas

Our Doulas

SistasCaring4Sistas are community-based doulas who are committed to social justice and improving birth outcomes for families of color.

SistasCaring4Sistas doulas are DONA-certified professionals with extensive training in birth and breastfeeding support. All work closely with MAHEC ob/gyn and family medicine providers and have good working relationships with local hospital labor and delivery staff. Each doula has her own unique skills, interests, and birth experiences.


Nikita Smart

Director of Operations

Nikita is a certified birth doula, a certified breastfeeding peer counselor, a Lamaze-trained childbirth educator, and is currently earning her certification as a lactation consultant. She seeks to eliminate health disparities by educating and supporting women in her community. Nikita moved to the Asheville area in 2009 and has been assisting moms during the birthing process since 2016. She is a single parent and the busy mother of a teenager.


Cindy McMillan

Director of Marketing and Education

Cindy is a certified birth doula, a certified breastfeeding peer counselor, a Lamaze-trained childbirth educator, and a certified peer support specialist for mothers with substance use disorders. She endeavors to help women feel supported, heard, and valued during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum while giving them the freedom to make informed decisions about their care and their birth journey. Cindy is the proud mother of four children.


Wakina Norris

Director of Mentoring

Wakina is a certified birth doula, a certified breastfeeding peer counselor, a Lamaze-trained childbirth educator, and a postpartum trained doula. She is responsible for mentoring and training new doulas. Wakina was inspired to become a doula after attending and assisting with the birth of her six grandchildren. She knows firsthand the happiness that new life can bring and wants to help mothers and their families enjoy a healthy birth experience.


Call us at 828-620-9828 or 828-216-2606 to learn how our doulas could support you or a friend or family member.