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About Birth Workers

Indigenous people have utilized midwives and doula's for thousands of years prior Modern and Westernized Medicine. For BIPOC communities, midwives and doula's were the grandmothers, moms, and aunties. When young women grew to be of age, they became apprentices. Thus, carrying on the tradition of being Birth Keepers within their respective community.

What is a Doula?

Birth Companion

I'm a specially trained birth companion! I provide support for birthing people and their families during pregnancy, birth&labor, and postpartum. I offer educational resources and tools, along with emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual support.

a doula does NOT perform any clinical procedures

As a Birth Worker

I support body sovereignty

I empower and support each person to make their own informed decisions about their body and their health

As a Birth Worker

I recognize that we have the honor to walk with birthing people during their sacred journey

My space is a judgment free space!

I provide compassionate care to each birthing person that I accompany during their journey

It's my Responsibility

To make sure that a birthing person feels safe, loved, and supported while they're in my space

To make sure that others are aware that I do NOT replace professional medical care, rather I aide in enhancing communication and relationships between families and care providers

What is a Full Spectrum Doula?

Pregnancy

I'm a specially trained birth companion! I provide support for birthing people and their families during pregnancy, birth&labor, and postpartum. I offer educational resources and tools, along with emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual support.

a doula does NOT perform any clinical procedures

Birth&Labor

I support body sovereignty

I empower and support each person to make their own informed decisions about their body and their health

Abortion

Supporting any unique experience that a birthing-person may experience. Offering resources to the birthing parents regarding Abortion, referrals for support groups, and references to Grief&Loss Therapists.

Stilbirth

Supporting any unique experience that a birthing-person may experience. Offering resources to the birthing parents regarding Stillbirth, referrals for support groups, and references to Grief&Loss Therapists.

Miscarriage

Supporting any unique experience that a birthing-person may experience. Offering resources to the birthing parents regarding Miscarriage, referrals for support groups, and references to Grief&Loss Therapists.

Postpartum

Supporting the birthing parents immediately post-birth and in their home. Offering support regarding Basic Newborn Care,Lactation, resources, tools, and references to Specalists on an as needed basis.

Lactation Education + Support

Supporting the birthing parents through their Lactation journey. Offering resources, tools, references, and referrals to Specialists on an as needed basis.

Workshops

Supporting the birthing parents through their pregnancy, birth&labor, postpartum journey. Offering workshops to parents and communities.

'Indigenous Doulas are a mechanism at which we can intervene to create a sacred space for compassionate care when Indigenous Women are most vulnerable'

- Dr. Barry Lavallee, Indigenous Physician

Benefits of a Doula

Provides

safe space, non-judgmental care for each individual

materials, resources, tools, references / referrals

Supports

partners, family members throughout entire experience

Increases

*8% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth

*shorter labors by 41 minutes on average

I provide compassionate care to each birthing person that I accompany during their journey

Educates

pregnancy, birth&labor, postpartum (healing), lactation

Encourages

informed decisions / assertion of body sovereignty

Decreases

25% decrease in the risk of cesarean birth

*10% decrease in the use of pain relief medications during labor

*38% decrease in the baby's risk of a low five minute APGAR score

*31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with birth experience

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