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.