Birth Behind Bars: The Difference Trauma-informed Doula Care Can Make

With mass incarceration in the US, we now have more women of childbearing age in prison than ever before. Lieser discusses the shortcomings of giving birth behind bars, and how doulas can help support these women to have a better birth.

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Eating and Drinking in Labor: A Step toward Reclaiming Autonomy in Birth

Traditionally, women in labor have been able to eat and drink as they desired. Most birthing women still eat and drink in parts of the world where Western medicine hasn’t yet transformed traditional birthing practices. In colonial times, as Lying-In: A History of Childbirth in America informs us, “female attendants provided food and drink for the laboring woman to keep up her strength, offering such things as toast, buckwheat gruel, mutton, broth, and eggs”

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Navigating a Broken System: Addressing Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes

The maternal/child health system is broken, but doulas around the country are developing programs to change that. Learn about some of them in this timely article.

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Capable Hands and Calm Eyes: My Sixty Seconds of Shoulder Dystocia

A wonderfully written birth story by a woman who experienced shoulder dystocia during the birth of her child.

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