Sugar Heal Gang was conceptualized in 2019 by L.A. musician Colleen Lovejoy in order to reimagine and revolutionize the culture of healing in the Black community. Joining forces with the Black healers she knew and trusted, the Black Maternal Health Care Fund was initiated during the height of the global pandemic and racial justice protests in 2020 in order to protect Black birthing women from health care bias by providing holistic maternity services and home birth services at no cost. Colleen uses Acuvibrational Sound Therapy to address mental, physical, emotional and energetic imbalances in individuals and couples. Her innovative maternity care protocols have been used for miscarriage prevention, natural labor induction, restarting stalled labors, clearing infection, breastfeeding support, natural pain management, reducing blood pressure and more.
(aka "Coco Vibranium")
"Wired for Rebellion"
Licensed midwife and Peristeam Hydrotherapist, Raquel leads the Sugar Heal birth team in giving comprehensive holistic care and loving attention to all of our mamas and their growing babies. Raquel's midwifery care is revolutionary in that she incorporates antepartum and postpartum yoni steam services in order to naturally prepare the womb pre-labor, during birth and postpartum. She also works closely with each of the Sugar Heal practitioners employing them often with the goal of supporting a pleasurable, empowered and trauma free birthing journey.
(aka "The Priestess")
Daniel is invaluable to providing efficient holistic maternity care to our clients and their partners. In addition to spirit-calming acupuncture treatments, he gives nutritional counsel and provides herbs and teas for optimal pregnancy and postpartum health and well-being. He also makes himself available for urgent holistic care when it's needed (miscarriage prevention, stopping pre-term contractions and more).
Daniel C. Hutchinson L.Ac
Fresh Baked Coconut Bread
"Be One With the Sun That Shines Light on Everyone"
Zhaleh's intuitive readings and healing work guide not only our birthing families but also our entire birth team. She channels messages from Birth Spirit Guides directly to our birthing families in order to advise the best maternity care plan possible. She also prepares customized herbal blends for antepartum and postpartum steaming and tea for
boosting milk supply.
Dr. Zhaleh Boyd Phillips
(aka "The Doctor")
Sea Salt Caramels
"The Best of Both Worlds”
Brit is one of Sugar Heal's resident Peristeam Facilitators and Herbalists.
Los Angeles, CA
Hot Fudge Sundae
Jade is one of Sugar Heal's resident Peristeam Facilitators and Herbalists. To support postpartum recovery, she delivers Mommy Love Crates of yumminess (fresh soup, milk boosting tea and flowers).
(aka "gang name")
Los Angeles, CA