DONA Honors Black History Month with Exceptional Doulas
Hidden Figures in the Black Birth World
Who are the Hidden Figures in the Black Birth World?
by Milkah Jackson Flat on her back Legs spread far apart she lays And no matter how uncomfortable Still and fearful she humbly obeys I cannot even begin to tell you the numerous occasions I’ve seen this The countless times this image has played in my head Back and forth…forth and back But somehow this
On Sojourner Truth, Motherhood and Trust
For Black History Month 2016, HealthConnect One invited partners and allies to share how they have been influenced or inspired by Black women who made history – women like Sojourner Truth. ~ Editor’s Note by Phyllis Brown Sojourner Truth traveled telling the truth. She also had some of her children taken away from her. As a community-based doula, I have some understanding
Black Babies Matter
by Stacy Davis I am here to free you just as Harriett Tubman freed the slaves, To free your mind and body from the damage that made you feel no better than yesterday’s trash, To free you from the plagued mindset that black lives did not matter, To free you so that you can freely
On Working for Breastfeeding Equity
Interview with Joia Crear-Perry, MD We caught up with Dr. Crear-Perry over email to learn about her work with the National Birth Equity Collaborative and how she came to be such a strong advocate for moms. Here is what she shared: What is your name? How many children do you have and what are their ages? I
NICU Dad’s Breastfeeding Journey
by John E. Bridges, Jr. My name is John E. Bridges, Jr. and I am a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. My Journey began when my daughter Amiya was born and it was discovered that she had Hirschsprung Disease. This disease is when certain cells in the large intestine are not active. Because of this disease, at
Breastfeeding is Not a Private Issue
by Rosetta M. Walls My name is Rosetta M. Walls and I’m a former Breastfeeding Peer Counselor with HealthConnect One. I inadvertently became a counselor by taking the class to find out how to get my “Boob-Head” son off my breast. He was a little over one years old and I was totally exhausted from nursing.
Helping Mom and Baby Breastfeed
by Dana Posley, CLC I have been educating and supporting mothers on breastfeeding since 1996. After having my first daughter Jaylin, I not only felt a connection between the two of us but also a connection to the experience of breastfeeding. It wasn’t until signing up for WIC services for my son in 2009, however,