Hancie Stokes

Hancie is a ProDoula Pre-CD Labor Doula whose journey into birth work started with her undergraduate thesis. A graduate of American University with degrees in Anthropology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Hancie was interested in the ways that people form community around the significant moments and transformations in their lives. Through completing her final thesis on modern doulas, Hancie found a passion for providing support to growing families.
Through her work as a sexuality educator and experience in progressive non-profits, Hancie is a true believer that we each decide how we should present and define ourselves, how we build our families and relationships, and how we empower our own lives. Affirming and supporting your choices comes easily to Hancie and she promises to provide you with the comfort, encouragement, and compassion as you welcome the newest member of your family.
For Hancie, a doula is someone who is there for you, to listen to your desires, your fears, provide you with the education to make the best decision for yourself. Her non-judgemental support means fostering a sense of security and agency no matter how you identify, present, love, or live. She encourages you to celebrate what makes you unique, and reminds you that you know yourself best.
Massachusetts born and raised, Hancie currently lives in Washington, DC and can be found exploring local cafes, crying over cute dogs, or curled up on the couch with a good book and her partner.