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Meet Nikia Lawson


Nikia Lawson, MA, BSW, BDT/CD(DONA), is a highly experienced Certified Birth Doula and Birth Doula Trainer with DONA International. With over 25 years of experience supporting birthing families, she also offers training to aspiring doulas and professionals in perinatal care. Nikia excels as a childbirth and lactation educator, placenta encapsulator, maternal health advocate, and birth business coach.

Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, she offers tailored one-on-one Business Coaching, an online MasterClass, and leads a private MasterMind Facebook group, catering to professional birth workers who aspire to 'Earn and Serve.' 

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Her mission bridges the gap between private and community-based birth and postpartum support, both in terms of business and ministry. Nikia is dedicated to her local community through her non-profit organization, The Natural Way Birthing Project (NWBP). The NWBP provides childbirth and lactation education as well as social services programs, with a primary goal of reducing maternal and infant mortality in Tarrant County and the broader Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area.

An active leader and volunteer with DONA International, currently serving as the President of the organization and holding the title of DONA Doula of Color Trainer Fellow. With extensive experience as a childbirth educator since 2007, she has taught classes to numerous expectant families within community groups and hospitals. Nikia has assisted in the delivery of hundreds of babies and has also worked as a Women’s Health Specialist for the City of Fort Worth. Additionally, she is recognized as a State of Texas Approved Lactation Educator."

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