Who We Are
Labor of Hope:
Providing Comprehensive Support For Complicated Pregnancies.
Labor of Hope is a faith-based non-profit organization that exists to celebrate and value every life. We accomplish this by supporting and equipping families who have received a critical or life-limiting diagnosis during pregnancy.
In action, we serve our clients by providing:
RESOURCES to support your journey
PHYSICAL LABOR support from a professional birth doula
COMMEMORATIVE support from a professional family photographer
Please click here if you are a family looking for support.
Meet Our Team
We are honored to be a part of your family's story.
Kiesha, along with her husband and two boys, lives in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff in Dallas. Her husband is on staff with Fellowship Church where Kiesha is also is actively involved. She has a current practice as a private doula with Dallas Birth Doulas. Her goal as a doula is to give every woman and baby an empowering birth experience that will positively effect them for the rest of their lives. She believes a woman should not feel like birth “happened to her”, but rather that she had an active role in her birth story and the decisions that were made. After her experience walking alongside a clients whose baby was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, Kiesha became passionate about bringing doula support to families with similar needs.
Melissa is married to Mark and mom to two daughters. The Mathis family lives in Fort Worth, Texas and are active members of Watermark Community Church. Melissa celebrates pregnancy and childbirth as a miracle intricately designed by the Lord. She was given a calling to serve as an advocate in this field in 2014 and subsequently spearheaded legislation, trained as a doula, and served with numerous non-profit organizations prior to founding Labor of Hope. It is with great pleasure that she has committed her energy to advocacy, education, and individual support surrounding new life. Melissa is an information-seeker at heart and enjoys absorbing new information from all avenues (especially books!) in her spare time. Her favorite Psalm is 139.
Director of Photography and Digital Outreach
Megan is the mom of 4 amazing teenagers, and the wife of an incredible hubby named Baron. After suffering multiple miscarriages, she felt a calling to live out her passion for life by adopting children, waiting for forever families in foster care. After settling in to her new life as a mom of older kids, she felt like God was calling her to use her talents to further God's glory, and Labor of Hope swept in. Kiesha asked her to photograph a birth for their very first client, and the rest is history. Labor of Hope was an answered prayer and she continues to serve in many capacities, photographing our families, creating graphics, and heading up social media. She now lives in her RV with all her family, working from the road and giving her kids experiences that are life affirming and meaningful!
Director of Outreach
Ryley, her husband Jesse, and their three sons live in Richardson Texas and are active members of Prestoncrest Church of Christ. They have a daughter, Jaycee Grace, who is in heaven and the driving force behind their passion for life. In 2016 their daughter was diagnosed with anencephaly and they were one of the first families served by Labor of Hope. Ryley went on to become a certified birth and bereavement doula and has served several families who have walked a similar journey. Ryley is passionate about creating lasting memories during a critical or life limiting pregnancy and birth and believes every life is to be celebrated and cherished. As a homeschool mom, most of her spare time is spent reading, playing outside, and enjoying time together as a family.