• Sharde’ Roebuck Turner
  • Oklahoma Ambassador

I’m Dr. Sharde’ and I am from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and 100 years ago it was the location of the Tulsa Race Massacre — the birthplace of Black Wall Street. I started my business Black Wallstreet Ayur/AcuDoula Institute in 2018. 

I felt a failure and unsupported when I had my sleeping (stillborn) daughter Zenobia, but through my dark hour I saw a light. I promised my Zenobia that I would be a supporter in my community for those who suffer a loss, and even do all I can to educate on how to prevent complications if they can be prevented. 

I developed a non-profit called Zenobia’s Promise, where we educate about fetal health, provide support to those who have suffered a loss, and educate birth professionals on how to support their community through our course “Pushing Through the Pain.” 

My doula business offers FREE bereavement/PAIL services to the community. I am an advocate for Black Maternal health, and bettering those outcomes. I have been called to do this work, I knew that I must be there for those mothers who felt like me. You are not a failure, and your stillbirth is still a BIRTH; never forget you will always be a mother.

I am very proud to be representing my state of Oklahoma with the Count the Kicks team and want to educate anywhere I can about the importance of tracking your baby’s kicks to potentially save that baby!

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