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

Meet Our Team

We are honored to be a part of your family's story.

 
 

KIESHA BAKER

CO-FOUNDER

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 MATHIS

CO-FOUNDER

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


Team photos by Blush Little Baby