The Faces of Our Center
Kadijja Mccord was born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn, She knows firsthand about the risks associated with giving birth. As a young mother, she developed pre-eclampsia. She was induced at 30 weeks and delivered a 2lbs 13oz baby girl. This traumatic birth experience inspired her to advocate for women at risk. She believes in the work and efforts of Divine Delivery and provides support and encouragement to expectant mothers.
Our mission is to improve maternal and infant outcomes in communities at risk. We believe that childbearing is a sacred act and that every woman has the right to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and to be lovingly supported in her role as a child-bearer and mother.
Being pregnant and giving birth is a natural process. Every stage of the birthing process is brilliantly orchestrated to assist your infant in entering this world. We believe unless it is medically necessary to intervene, the labor should run its course naturally. Interfering in this process can increase the risk of adverse outcomes. We support families in embracing the process by employing some time-honored ancestral practices that include but are not limited to the use of herbs, breathing techniques, massage, mind-body connection techniques, and positioning.
Safiya brings an immense depth of experience and knowledge with almost 30 years in the healthcare profession. She began her work as a Registered Nurse in the NICU caring for infants. Forever the student, she then immersed herself in various healing modalities including herbal medicine. As an entrepreneur, Safiya has launched several businesses and initiatives aimed at enhancing the well-being of the communities and clients she’s served. She answered a spiritual calling to become a Certified Nurse-Midwife to further her initiatives.
Samiyra graduated from Buffalo University with a bachelor's degree in Sociology and African studies with the desire to make a difference in her community. Her studies have prepared her to address the challenges in our community and to be an asset to the Divine Deliveries Center for Reproductive Health and Childbirth. Her role is to ensure that our programs are aligned with evidence-based practices. She also heads community forums to collect data and feedback from our clients. Her role is crucial to making sure we accomplish our goals.