HEALING • RECONNECTING • RECLAIMING • DECOLONIZING
Rooted in community, activism, & centering BIPOC.
What we do
Doula Of Color
Trainings & Birthwork Collective
Birthworkers of Color Collective supports marginalized communities by providing full spectrum doula services that are accessible and inclusive. We connect pregnant/birthing/& postpartum individuals, their families, and larger communities with educational, emotional, and physical support through all pregnancy & postpartum outcomes. We conduct workshops and trainings to share knowledge, promote advocacy, build resources & expand the number of trained/competent/& culturally relevant doulas. As a collective we strive to bring our diverse skills, ancestral practices, and unique experiences to the people and communities that we support.
Birthworkers of Color Collective was born from the lack of diversity, visibility, and representation of doulas and perinatal care providers in Los Angeles County. We began as a doula training that was for People of Color to train in a safe space that was culturally relevant and representative. Our intention was not only in increasing representation but in advocacy. Black birthing people and infants are dying at disproportionate rates during childbirth and the immediate postpartum. Undocumented people, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, those who do not speak English or it is their second language, marginalized communities overall have varying difficulties accessing prenatal care, having positive birthing and postpartum experiences, and receiving support. Teen mothers are largely struggling to find resources and have their parental rights respected in pregnancy, birth, and beyond. We live in one of the richest countries in the world and yet we still have one of the worst maternal/perinatal health outcomes and it is one of the worst developed countries to be a mother/birthing person, this is criminal. Our existence, our collective is in response to these overwhelming disparities that our communities face. Our purpose has expanded as our organization has expanded but our efforts remain the same to reduce the perinatal and infant health disparities of communities of Color and be solution oriented by providing culturally relevant and competent support, which research has shown can positively impact the health outcomes of birthing people, infants, families, and the community as a whole.
What Is A Doula?
As doulas we provide compassionate and non judgemental support. We provide physical, emotional, and educational support for any and all pregnancy outcomes from abortion, loss, pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. All of the members of our collective come with their own ancestral blood memory and knowledge, calling on and utilizing to help support you.
We provide inclusive support
to our communities.
The aims of this collective of birth workers is to reclaim our medicine, share our knowledge with our community, and heal. Together, we are bringing unique skills, resources, and experiences to our work as birth workers, healers, and people of color. We provide sliding scale full spectrum doula services. After our initial consultation, we make our best efforts to match you with someone who fits your unique needs and identities. We provide inclusive support to our communities of color.
Potential benefits of doula support
Reduced medical intervention
Shorter labor lengths
Lower necessity for pain medications-
Additional physical and emotional support
Looking for doula support?
Please reach out to us!
After asking some questions to help us narrow down what type of services you are looking for,
we will make our best efforts to match you with a doula that fits your unique needs and identities.
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Full Spectrum Doula Trainings For New & Experienced Doulas of Color!
Please visit our training page & follow our social media @BIRTHWORKERSOFCOLOR for more information on current trainings & offerings
Support our work
Ways To Help
Community support is important and the foundation to our work at Birthworkers of Color Collective. Help us to be able to continue to provide sliding scale doula services, tuition scholarships and sliding scale options for our doula trainings and workshops, and to continue to advocate for birthworkers, for pregnant and birthing people of Color, and our communities.
Want to support our work? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. You can make a one time donation or become a donor. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
PARTNER WITH US
If you would like to partner with our collective as a collaboration, to speak at your event, sponsorship, etc please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are excited about the potential of working together!
GIVE TO OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Our doula trainings get dozens of requests for scholarships or sliding scale rates, your donation will help to make this training accessible to those who can not afford it financially while also continuing to honor the labor of the presenters and organizers of Color. We are humbled and appreciative of your support as are our scholarship recipients!
Shop Birthworkers Of Color
Give yourself or a birthworker you love the gift of our Birthworkers of Color tote bags & tshirts. Our merchandise funds go towards our training scholarships!