Niyauna Forsythe
  • Niyauna Forsythe
  • Minnesota Ambassador

My name is Niyauna, and I have been a nurse since 2019, with a background in home care (pediatric and geriatric), long-term care and transitional care unit (TCU). In 2022, I became trained as a Childbirth and Postpartum Doula. I live at home with my husband, Steven and our tripod dog, Luna. 

We have had a long journey on building a little family of our own. This has taught me that every path is different, and to continue with a positive mindset knowing our time will come very soon! My experience as a healthcare and birth worker has its challenges, but with the right awareness, this has made me become a better supporter to advocate for patients and families. 

With a longing and high interest in antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care, I have been honored to be a part of such an intimate time with expecting parents. My desire is to have an open and active mindset towards achieving goals catered to families as a whole. I learned about Count The Kicks in 2010, while residing in Des Moines, Iowa, working at one of the bigger hospitals and attending nursing school. Since then, I have always been intrigued with the campaign and thought how awesome it is! 

Individualizing care as a nurse and doula allows me to support birthers and their partners using my own tools and techniques that I have learned along the way. Being an Ambassador for Count The Kicks means providing additional tools to families with a better understanding of having a healthy pregnancy and delivery by sharing this awareness. I am grateful to have this opportunity with Count The Kicks to be a voice within the community by promoting self-awareness, decreasing racial disparities and improving birth outcomes.

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