Sankofa Childbirth Education
& Lactation Services

giving our children the best start in life!

Our Founder

Ngozi D. Tibbs is our founder and owner. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Maternal Child Health and a Masters Degree in Public Health. She is married to her college sweetheart and they are the proud parents of five children. Ngozi is a Certified Childbirth Trainer and Educator through Lamaze International (LCCE), an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and the Co-Founder of The Pittsburgh Black Breastfeeding Circle (PBBC). Ngozi attended her first birth in 1999 and knew from that day that she had found her calling. She has served as both a private and community based doula and currently provides childbirth education and lactation consulting at a local hospital. She describes her teaching style as interactive and engaging. Often known to share her wonderful personal birth stories (including her fifth child's birth in the car), she believes the best way to approach birth and breastfeeding is through informed eyes with lots of support and yes, even  humor. She looks forward to sharing in  your journey as you navigate through the sacred experience of new parenthood.

Our Name

The Sankofa Concept comes from the Akan people of  Ghana West Africa. This concept teaches us to go back and retrieve what we have lost, often using the symbol of the Sankofa bird who is looking backward. In the same way, we must go back to the times when women learned about childbirth and breastfeeding from experienced women in the community. Our company was founded to help guide parents through the sacred experiences of childbirth and breastfeeding. Our classes are taught in an environment that is respectful of different cultural and spiritual needs.