MEET YOUR BIRTH WORKER
Certified Lactation Counselor
HEY, Sugar! I’m so happy you’re here! I am Tea Thompson, a public health practitioner with over 10 years of experience in Maternal and Child Health and 4 years specialized birth worker experience. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Alcorn State University in 2009 and my Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Education and Promotion from Jackson State University in 2011. Upon completion of my MPH, I began my public health career, spanning several local, state, and federal public health agencies and organizations. My tenure as Program Management Specialist for the DeKalb County Board of Health’s REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) Grant and Intervention Lead for the Breastfeeding Continuity of Care and Lactation Support Intervention sparked my passion for assisting black and brown mothers and families in their breastfeeding journeys. I am a ALPP Certified Lactation Counselor since 2019 and have been providing exceptional services to families in the Atlanta area. I am also credentialed as a Full-Spectrum Doula and Childbirth Educator by The Birthing Advocacy Doula Training in 2022.
Brown Sugar Birth Services was born out of my desire to address and eliminate disparities in breastfeeding and maternal mortality among women of color by providing culturally competent, evidence-based, and equitable birth and lactation support. My aim is to empower women and families to THRIVE and BE WELL! I am currently pursuing my Doctor of Public Health Degree in Health Policy and Management from the University of Georgia – Gwinnett. My academic interests include Human Lactation, Reproductive Justice, Health Disparities, and Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health.
A native Mississippian, my childhood dream was to make my home in my favorite place to vacation as a child, Atlanta, GA. I enjoy being a wife to Lenny, a mother to Raegan, Chuck, and Bella, an aunt, sister, and friend. In my spare time, I also enjoy resin and Cricut crafting, reading, and traveling.