Pregnancy, birth and new parenting bring about many changes. Let's connect to find out how I can best support you in your journey.
Pregnancy, birth and new parenting bring about many changes. I'd love to connect with you to find out how I can best support you in your journey. Read on to learn more about me and my background/experiences.
Dominique Vincent is a perinatal specialist and equity/diversity advocate with an extensive background in supporting and connecting pregnant and new families with the emotional, informational and physical support they need for healthy and satisfying pregnancy and early parenting journey.
Ever since I was a young child, I’ve been interested in women’s reproductive health. I began babysitting at age twelve and one of my very first jobs was to care for a neighbor's three-week-old daughter. In high school, I joined the Teen Health Advisory Council (THAC) to learn about reproductive health and to become a peer educator.
In between high school and when my daughter was born a little more than ten years ago, my course in life changed. I took a detour in college to pursue my love for music (and the entertainment industry). Even though I no longer use my musical background as a career, I love to incorporate my background in music anytime I can to enhance my perinatal work. Ultimately, it was my experience with my first birth and then my subsequent next pregnancy (home birth VBAC) just nine months after the birth of my first child that reinvigorated my passion to change the world and make it better for the little people I was bringing into the world. This also fueled my desire for others to have better access to information, community, quality care, trauma reduction/trauma processing and improved outcomes.
I have been a part of the Blossom Birth and Family community since 2011 in one way or another. During my time with the organization I was a client, board member, staff member and Executive Director. As a staff member, I grew the organization and supported new programs, like the creation of a Volunteer Doula Program with the local county hospital. I also oversaw the facility, staff, volunteers and most importantly, served more than 1,000 new and expectant families annually.
I look forward to serving you too!
Assitance with childbirth preparation, VBAC prep, partner support prep, birthing again, breastfeeding/lactation support, babywearing support, early childhood development, infant sign language, play and more.
Background and Experience
University of Miami - 2001 to 2005
Bachelor of Music, Music Business and Entertainment Industries, minor in Marketing
Licenses & Certifications
The Body Positive Facilitator - Nov. 2021
Certified Doula - Commonsense Childbirth
DONA International Birth Doula Training Course with Kyndal May - April 2013
Spinning Babies - One and Two Day Workshops with Gail Tully 2017 and 2018
Postpartum Support International - Perinatal Moods Disorder: Components of Care - July 2020
USF: DV1001 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate - May 2021
The JJ Way - Commonsense Childbirth Institute - Certified Childbirth Consultant
Certified Childbirth Consultant (certification In progress, coursework completed)
Birth Doula Training Course - March 2021
Childbirth Educator Course - April 2021
Lactation Educator Course - April 2021
Maternal, Infant and Perinatal Health and Equity Specialist
Feb 2021 to Present
Birth/Labor doula, childbirth educator, lactation educator
InJoy Health Education, Member of Advisory Board 2021
Board Member - Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth (PATTCH )
Executive Director - Feb 2017 to Jan 2021
Assistant Director (Part-time) - Jan 2016 to Feb 2017
Stay at Home Mom
Activities while I was a SAHM:
Blossom Birth and Family Board of Directors - June 2012 to August 2015
Moms Club of Sunnyvale (International Moms Club)
Member - Aug 2011 to Aug 2017
Playgroup Coordinator - May 2012 to June 2013
President - July 2013 to June 2014
Webmaster - July 2014 to June 2015
Volunteer Educator - Aug 2011 to Jun 2012
Volunteer Music Educator to K/1 Bilingual class at Canoas Elementary in San Jose, CA
Kindermusik with Dominique
Educator and Individual Business Owner - Feb 2012 – Jul 2013
Trained and started my business right after I found out I was pregnant with my second child.
Kindermusik is a music program for children ages newborn to seven years old. Aimed at providing your child with a lifelong love of music and a foundation for learning. Heavily researched, developmentally appropriate curricula for children ages newborn to seven years old is provided through a variety of activities such as: singing, dancing, instrument play, games and reading to develop cognitive, physical, social, emotional, language and musical skills.
Independent Babysitter through UrbanSitter
Jul 2013 – Jun 2015
Sitter in the San Francisco Bay Area that was ready for date nights, weekends, and any old thing.
Experienced with children newborn to age 12+
First aid training
CPR training (certification not current)
Regularly sat for more than 20 families.
Account Manager - Jun 2007 to May 2011
Account Manager for the National Urban League/Walgreens Wellness Tour Jan. 2008 to May 2011
Experiential marketing agency specializing in making brands real and relevant in the world of today's consumers through: mobile, event, youth, multi-cultural and re-marketing.
Support women and their families with emotional, informational, physical and spiritual support as they navigate pregnancy, birth and early parenting.