Michigan Doula: Involving Dad
The following is part two of our World Doula Week series, based on a phone interview with Marta Lugo Rodriguez, a new doula with CHASS Center in Detroit, Michigan. My next mom was due any moment. I had met her boyfriend during a home visit and I got them doing techniques together at that time.
Michigan Doula: Establishing Rapport
The following is based on a phone interview with Marta Lugo Rodriguez, a new doula with CHASS Center in Detroit, Michigan. One of the feelings that many women (and spouses) have when labor begins is vulnerability. The challenge for a doula who meets her client late in pregnancy, possibly during labor, is to quickly establish
Wordless Wednesday: Babies and Doulas on Capitol Hill
Working Toward Racial Justice in Birth: Breaking Silence
By Hanifah Rios This guest post is the third in a series leading up to HealthConnect One’s National Action Summit, “Racial Justice or Just Us? in Birth and Breastfeeding,” intended to encourage open, thoughtful dialogue about finding or not finding, working or not working towards racial justice during the vulnerable time of birth and breastfeeding.
Aspen Institute Report: Gateways to Two Generations
What’s Your Sign?
We’re closing out 2013 and every baby must thrive! EBOB toured the country this month . . . reminding us to care for every baby as our own, showing us where to move over, show support, and make room: But we need your help. How do we convince our families, our communities, and our country
Making Room in Our Communities
Making room – in our communities, in our lives, in our hearts – does not always come easily. In Wisconsin, making room for babies to thrive meant first creating the space for communities to overcome conflict: There was historical animosity and mistrust that had developed over the years between two Ojibwe tribal bands in Wisconsin
- December 18, 2013
Why I’m mad about the government shut down
by Laura McAlpine ————— October 1st was a really important day. It was the day when over 40 million people without health insurance, and millions more with bad health insurance, could finally find out how to get a health insurance policy they can afford — a milestone day in the implementation of the Affordable Care
Atlanta’s Community-Based Doulas
During its first decade of work, 2002-2012, hundreds of young women in Atlanta who would otherwise feel and be alone throughout their pregnancy had meaningful and loving support from four community-based Doulas: Hanifah Rios, Erika Ortiz, Ponchitta “Perez” Ridley and Maria Ordaz. Trained by HealthConnect One, Families First’s Doula Project helped hundreds of teens to
- July 3, 2013
I don’t want to do anything else but continue to support my sisters.
The following is an excerpt from a video interview with Perez Ridley, a community-based doula from Atlanta, Georgia — during HealthConnect One’s National Action Summit, February 2012. My name is Perez Ridley and I’m from Atlanta, Georgia. I am a doula. I support pregnant and parenting teens. By the time I was sixteen, I had two