Iya Mystique Faodugun
Specialities: BIPOC and LGBTQ+ focused approaches, Caribbean and Moroccan traditional postpartum care, trauma-informed approaches, mental health and wellness support, herbal medicine
Iya Mystique Faodugun (they/she) is a radical queer femme who is certified as a postpartum and full-spectrum doula, lactation educator, childbirth educator, breastfeeding specialist, and Reiki I and II practitioner. With a master’s of science in clinical mental health counseling, Iya Mystique currently has over 10 years of experience in mental health wellness. Iya Mystique is also trained as a newborn care specialist, holistic herbal practitioner, and an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor. Iya Mystique specializes in Caribbean-Indigenous practices in postpartum care, “Blactation” (Black lactation), radical herbal medicine for the Black community, particularly for Black LGBTQ+ individuals.
Credentials: Certified Full-Spectrum Doula (BADT), Certified Childbirth Educator (Commonsense Childbirth), Certified Lactation Educator (Commonsense Childbirth), Certified Reiki Practitioner (IARP) and Herbal Medicine Practitioner (CSHM)
DONA postpartum doula trained (certification in progress), CLC lactation consultant in training (UC San Diego)
Specialities: Lactation support, babywearing education, elimination communication support, postpartum nutritional guidance and nutrition science blended with traditional Japanese practices