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Megan Davidson

Megan Davidson, PhD is one of the most experienced doulas in the country, having supported nearly 600 families in birth and over 1200 families postpartum. She is certified as a labor doula, a childbirth educator, and as a chest/breastfeeding counselor. Her doula practice is named BrooklynDoula.

Megan is also the author of “Experts in Birth: How Doulas Improve Outcomes for Birthing Women and Their Babies” (in Doulas and Intimate Labour: Boundaries, Bodies and Birthand the co-author, with Sarah Lewin, of: “Eating for Two: The Threat and Fear of Fatness in Pregnancy” (in Heavy Burdens: Stories of Motherhood and Fatness) and “Dangerous Bodies: Imagining, Monitoring, & Managing Fatness During Pregnancy” (in Bearing the Weight of the World: Exploring Maternal Embodiment). She won the Sylvia Rivera Award for her popular essay “Seeking Refuge Under the Umbrella: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Organizing within the Category Transgender.”


Megan lives in Brooklyn, NY with her sons, August and Clay, and her husband Shawn. She loves riding her bike, baking cakes, and helping run a local community garden.