Get to Know Me
Zalika Jackson Ladet
CD, CPD, CBC, CBE
By the time I was seven years old, I saw my mother deliver two of my siblings at home. Fast forward a few more siblings, decades, and kids of my own, and I can’t think of a more perfect purpose for me.
My name is Zalika Jackson Ladet I provide emotional, compassionate and educational support to expecting mothers and their families in Houston, TX and the surrounding area. I am a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and Lactation Counselor. I completed my certifications from the International Doula Institute (IDI) in January 2021. I live in Houston Texas with my husband and three children. My belief is my experience as a wife and mother has magnified what I have learned because of my devotion to exercise those communication, emotional and professional relationships.
Fun Facts About Me
I was the first of my siblings to be born at home.
My first name means “well-born” in Swahili.
I grew up in Michael Jackson’s hometown, with the same last name & same number of siblings
I’m a holiday baby so I’m always in the mood to celebrate!
What I Do: Doula vs Midwife
As a doula, my role is to provide physical, emotional, and educational support for mothers and their partners in preparation for parenthood. I assist mothers during pre-labor, labor, delivery, and beyond. Unlike midwives, doulas act in a non-medical capacity and do not replace the mother’s clinical or deliver the baby.
My Promise to You
Everything I do is designed to spiritually serve and empower my clients to design a confident and peaceful birthing experience.
I adhere to the common code of ethics and values for my profession.
I provide culturally competent and inclusive care.
I cultivate relationships with health care practitioners to maximize the mother’s well-being.
I commit to providing accurate and up-to-date information about my services and availability.