Experienced mother, African-American, who had prior textbook birth experiences at a very young age (I had my first at 21 and my second at 23). Third pregnancy at 32 through me through a loop despite being more prepared (financially, emotionally, and physically).

Induction due to preeclampsia at 36 weeks. Hard pregnancy that ended with a great pain-medication free birth with chaotic after birth experience. My daughter and I had an extended stay at the hospital due to the pre-e medication and I had to leave the hospital without her while she stayed in the NICU.

Daphny Sharpe Bio

Daphny is 37 years old, a mom of 4 kids (17, 14, 4 and 3) and they currently live in Memphis, TN. Connect with Daphny on IG @daphny_nicole or on LinkedIn Daphny Sharpe.


  • The Birth Hour
  • Ava Bracelet & their communitt (found out about it on The Birth Hour!)
  • Needed


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