Our Mission

To facilitate change in the culture of childbirth in North America by creating a platform for patients to become informed consumers and for health care providers to be held accountable for providing patient-centered ethical care.

For every birthing individual to feel centered and supported during the labor and birth of their child

Our Vision

About BirthX

In March of 2019, Alexis’ father passed away suddenly. Upon his death, she came to realize that her father had left behind a legacy in the city of Boston as well as a modest inheritance. Alexis wanted to use this inheritance to build her own legacy through entrepreneurship but wasn’t sure where to begin.

In the fall of 2019, the ideas for BirthX began percolating. Alexis was constantly brainstorming ways to create a culture shift in maternity care in the United States. One day she mentioned it to her friend William Brown who develops apps who suggested making an app to facilitate this shift. After some initial hesitation, she realized that it was possible but educational resources had to be an essential part of the platform. In December 2019, Alexis did some research and created a business plan. The following month, Will began developing with his team. The first app had some initial issues but was set to launch at the end of March 2019. When lockdown started, launch got put on hold and Alexis took a crisis travel nurse assignment at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York. When she returned, she realized that she would need to rebrand and develop the app using a different programming language. Alexis hired a team who began working on the new platform in April of 2021. Today, the BirthX team is focused on creating an accessible and inclusive space to connect with maternal healthcare providers and a trusted resource on the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience.

About the Founder

From a very young age, Alexis has always been drawn to healing and compassionate professions. She first decided to become a nurse at the age of 16 as a patient at Boston Children’s Hospital. Alexis graduated nursing school from Drexel University and has been working as a Pediatric Emergency Nurse for the last 6 years.

 

Alexis has been combining her passion for community work and international travel since high school. In 2007 and 2008, Alexis volunteered with Amigos de las Americas facilitating sustainable community projects in Guanajuato, Mexico and San Isidro, Costa Rica. In 2013, while Alexis was still in nursing school she volunteered for 3 months in El Hospital de Niños in San Jose, Costa Rica.  

In May 2017, Alexis was introduced to the role of Doula by a coworker. The following weekend she took a DONA Birth Doula training at Harvard. Alexis quickly became enamored by the physiology and spirituality of the birth experience. Inspired to be a part of the birth worker community, Alexis became part of an organization called Wombs of the World. Through Wombs of the World, Alexis was able to volunteer as a Doula in Tanzania and Ecuador. In Tanzania, Alexis got to observe maternal health care in a rural setting and provide support in the birth room. In Ecuador, Alexis was able to shadow indigenous midwives while they supported the postpartum needs of women in their community. Alexis is proud to be part of an organization that values sustainability, facilitation and decolonization as a means to reproductive justice globally. 

Over the last few years, Alexis has continued to educate herself through workshops and certifications such as Spinning Babies, an Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula Training, a Full Spectrum Doula Training through Ancient Song, and many more. Alexis is a Full Spectrum Birth Worker and Herbalist and she entered this world looking to serve her community. She is excited to support people in a new capacity and loves to teach others about childbirth and maternal and 

child health. She also supports and teaches self advocacy and bodily autonomy while navigating the health care system. 

 

When Alexis is not attending births or working on BirthX, she can be found reading books, attending to her plants, taking pictures, and making medicine. One day Alexis aspires to be a midwife but she is currently enjoying her journey getting there. 

Meet the Team
Team Member- William Brown

William Brown

Tech Development Coordinator | Ienjoyitmedia

Team Member-Jasmine Gibson

Jasmine Gibson

Digital Social Media Marketing | Miocoa Strategies

Team Member- Jordan nNwaskey

Jordan Nowaskey

Advertising Strategy | Goldiata Creative

Team Member- Jasmine Miller

Jasmine Miller

Digital Social Media Marketing | Miocoa Strategies

Team Member- Erin Robinson

Erin Robinson

Web Design & Branding | The Design Construct