Raised in rural Berkeley County in South Carolina, Richie Simone received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the College of Charleston. After 15 years in Business Administration, Simone pursued her interest in birth services.
As Owner and Certified Birth Doula of Birthing with Purpose, LLC, Simone is also a Certified Lactation Counselor, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Childbirth Educator, Community Champion for Beloved Early Education and Care Collective and Nurturing Parenting Facilitator with Berkeley County First Steps. Most recently, Simone became a Certified Reiki Master / Teacher.
Simone believes the experiences we have during our lifetime, especially during childhood, have the possibility of shaping our perspectives in all areas of life.
When trauma is introduced, the effects of that trauma remain in the psyche of the individual until it has been thoroughly processed. The same is true with childbirth; even breastfeeding can be seen as reminiscent of a traumatic experience.