Meet The Team: Aisha Fanning!

Posted on: November 23, 2020 | Birth Work, Business, Community, Doulas, Famillies, Friendship, Infant Feeding Specialist, Labor Doulas, Motherhood, Parenting, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Doulas, VFD Team

As the face of Vegas Family Doulas, Aisha Fanning knows that the doulas selected to represent her “baby” are vital. The work that we do as doulas is vulnerable, raw, and confidential. Building a bridge of compassion attracts clients to the professional support that VFD provides. When the team is strong, the bridge is sturdy and complete. Building that bridge, one doula at a time is Aisha Fanning, owner of Vegas Family Doulas.

Aisha has such a sweet manner about her.  {the thought of} Having another person in your home during such a private, messy time was overwhelming to me.  She made the transition seamless.” –VFD Client 

Since becoming a doula in 2011, Aisha Fanning has evolved her business from being an independent doula of A Happy Nest, to operating Vegas Family Doulas, a doula agency. In 2015, Aisha found ProDoula (the leading edge doula training certification organization for birth workers) where she discovered the missing pieces to her dreams of operating a successful doula business. That perseverance has catapulted Vegas Family Doulas to the platform that is it today.

Aisha has continued to expand her skill sets by becoming a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) in 2016, and a CPST Instructor in 2019. She is both a ProDoula Certified Infant Feeding Specialist , and a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (UCSD). Aisha provides Postpartum Placenta Specialist services and leads Vegas Family Doula community classes. In 2017, she became a member of the ProDoula Training & Development Team, full-circle.  

“Our expectations were far surpassed…I cannot stress enough how great it was for us. I wish that all families could have the opportunity to have help like this. It was one of the best investments we ever made.”VFD Client

While pregnant with her 3rd child, Aisha found her village in the form of an online moms group. Through monthly meetups and late-night chats lifelong friendships developed. Through that group, confidence developed as the new moms reached out to Aisha for information and guidance. Realizing the importance of having a village during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, Aisha dove into birth work. Having been through various deployments, having no family around, and navigating life, at one time with a newborn, a toddler, a preschooler, and an elementary school child, gave Aisha the utmost passion for thriving instead of surviving motherhood. That’s the part of birth work that fills Aisha’s soul. That’s what Vegas Family Doulas is for the community. A place to thrive with someone by your side. 

Aisha Fanning is a married mother of 4. Her love language is ‘quality time’. Which she often enjoys by watching movies with her family, laughing and lunching with friends, or indulging in self-care time with a massage and facial. When she’s not supporting families, Aisha can be found sporting one of her other many hats as a community volunteer, educator, and PTA and Girl Scout leader. 

“Follow your dreams. If the time is not now, it doesn’t mean it’s not ever.” -Aisha F.

Leading an exceptional team of professional doulas in Las Vegas has been a dream come true. Aisha looks forward to 2021 with positivity, business growth, and community connection. Taking Vegas Family Doulas to the next level. As a team…Vegas Family Doulas are one mission!