Neighbor Spotlight: Kiara Baskin

Neighbor Spotlight: Kiara Baskin

Baby showers usually include a few friends and family members, but a neighbor and business owner, Kiara Baskin, Owner and CEO at Bump to Birth Doula Services, had a dream to hold a community baby shower.

Her idea came to life after she was funded by an AMP The Good grant this past fall. In November, she threw the Bumps and Babes Community Baby Shower for dozens of underserved expecting mothers in the neighborhood.

“The energy [at the event] was AMAZING and if you look at everyone’s faces photographed you can see the importance of centering and supporting our mothers and parenting families,” shared Kiara in a Facebook post.

Other local organizations, businesses and neighbors also came together to help bring the celebration of mothers and parenting families to life by donating gifts, clothes, diapers and more.

“This is community!” exclaimed Kiara. She began her doula business 4 years ago in Grand Rapids. Kiara has a deep commitment to serving all birthing people, especially women of color in which her knowledge and support of these families address persistent racial and social disparities.

If you’d like to learn more about Bump to Birth Doula Services, click here.

Thank you, Kiara. You help push the community forward!