Kairis Chiaji •
Braids, Bits, Beads, Babies and Other B. S. (Beatitudes Services) is a sole proprietorship umbrella for a number of businesses including catering, jewelry sales, and natural hair art. It allows the flexibility to pursue her passion: Baby Got Back Up Birth Support Services • Kairis Chiaji is on a mission to lower infant and maternal mortality and morbidity in the African American community by increasing the number of culturally competent birth workers, helping them grow their businesses in this field, and mentoring them in civic engagement. As a professional and community doula herself, she also provides birth support, education, and advocacy for birthing families. Kairis began her practice as a birth coach in 1999 in Sacramento and continues to serve in Northern California. She and her global cohorts know this humble and hard work saves lives. Her motto: There are millions of unplanned pregnancies but there NEVER has to be an unplanned birth. In that vein, she serves any family in need. Kairis also has the honor of being the national trainer for Doulas seeking the Birthing Project USA certification, including the first cohort of community doulas in New Orleans, LA after Hurricane Katrina.