Birthing is one of the most impactful experiences in a person’s life. It transforms you, awakening a profound sense of self and fulfillment.

However, for many people in marginalized communities, it is often the opposite. A traumatic experience with detrimental side effects.

 
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in the u.s.

women of color are three to four times more likely to die of a childbirth-related complication

Their babies

are also three to four times less likely to make it to their first birthday.

Prematurity and illness continue to be a major concern for communities of color, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

(New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York State Maternal Mortality Review Report, 2012-2013)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Who we are

 

An independent, sustainably-funded Doula Agency that provides culturally and linguistically tailored services to individuals and healthcare systems seeking safe and positive birthing experiences in Massachusetts. We are a group of doulas whose passion for eradicating healthcare inequities is rooted in achieving Berwick’s Triple Aim. This healthcare framework hopes to improve health system performance by:

  1. Improving health outcomes of the patient population.

  2. Reducing the per capita cost of health care.

  3. Improving the patient experience and satisfaction.

 
 

“We recognize that each individual, family, and situation are different which is why we take the time to understand their needs and align with their goals in a respectful way. Becoming a reliable source of support, helping them make well-informed decisions and making sure their voices are heard and respected.”

Lorenza Holt, Co-Founder

 

What is a doula?

A certified professional, who provides non-medical physical, emotional and educational support to a birthing parent throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum helping achieve the best possible birth experience.

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