Talking with Tikvah – Doula tips during COVID-19
Interest from pregnant women in having home births have increased drastically since COVID-19 began. Despite this interest, many women are still going to hospitals to give birth. Doulas and the expectant moms they are supporting are facing new challenges in the birthing process. During this difficult time, doulas are working hard to take care
Doulas are not visitors; birthing moms need support
Recently, CNN reported that a “New York Hospital system is barring visitors, including partners, during childbirth due to coronavirus.” Tikvah Wadley, HC One’s Lead Doula, reflected on this recent news restricting doulas, partners and other loved ones in the delivery room. This is a stressful time for the world and not to mention pregnant moms.
Women Experiencing Incarceration Learn Community-Based Doula Skills
by Diana Pando Every year, millions of women are experiencing being incarcerated. Of them, “80% are mothers and 150,000 of these women are pregnant when admitted,” according to the Prison Policy Initiative. Women in prison are supporting their pregnant peers – but may lack tools and training that would help them in that effort.
2019 Durbin Community Health Worker of the Year Award: Esperanza Dodge
June 4, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Diana Pando, Communications Specialist Direct: 312-379-8229 HealthConnect One is pleased to announce the 2019 Durbin Community Health Worker of the Year Awardee: Esperanza Dodge, Co-Founder of the New Mexico Doula Association and Operations Director of Young Women United. The award will be presented at HealthConnect One’s
- June 5, 2019