Meet Zoë

I'm a Memphis native who has recently returned to the Mid-South after nearly a decade in the Southwest and West Coast. During my time out west, I gained extensive experience as a birth & postpartum doula, doula mentor, childbirth educator, and women's reproductive health & wellness advocate. My time was also spent obtaining my undergraduate degree at the College of Santa Fe, where I earned my BA in Creative Writing & Literature, with a minor in Theatre. I then went on to earn my MFA in Writing (Poetry) & Critical Studies from California Institute of the Arts.


After I graduated CalArts, I decided to pursue my passion of empowering women to take charge of their health. The first step in that journey was beginning my doula education with CAPPA. I went on to do three formal trainings with CAPPA (Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, and Childbirth Education). While doula training and doula-related continuing education (including Spinning Babies) was fantastic, I still needed more tools to serve my clients. I made the decision to train under Lara Catone at her institute, The Artemis School for Women's Sexual Wellness. The education I received at The Artemis School was by far the most expansive, thorough, and truly holistic I have ever experienced. This program opened me up to be able to serve clients seeking menstruation support, fertility coaching, sexuality coaching, and so much more. 

Now that I'm back in Memphis, I am accepting birth & postpartum doula clients, coaching clients, and have created MAMA CIRCLE, which hosts monthly meetups for moms and offers private and semi-private prenatal education. My private practice and MAMA CIRCLE are both now located inside the Mother Nurture Center, where I am one of the founding providers. 

I'm grateful to have multiple passions in life. In addition to my work serving women and families, I also write poetry and non-fiction, and have several books published, which you can learn more about here.

At home, I am a wife and mama, freelance writer/editor/designer, Netflix binger, and antiques collector. 

Zoë Etkin
Embodiment Doula
Founder of MAMA CIRCLE
& founding provider at the
Mother Nurture Center

Based in Memphis, TN

Seeing clients at the

Mother Nurture Center

2610 Autumn Ave.,

Memphis, TN 38112


Tel: (901) 336.4168



When filling out the form, please include the type of service you are interested in, as well as your area of residence, due date (if applicable), birthing location (if applicable), and anything else you'd like to share. I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.

Let's talk about what services suit your unique needs!

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Serving Memphis, TN, as well as clients world wide via Skype and Facetime. 

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