Doulas vs. Gyms- The Doula Ban in Los Angeles

https://bit.ly/birthincovid Hiring a doula ensures a family has the continued presence of a nurturing birth professional within the context of a relationship. Doulas help navigate expecting families through birth, knowing the questions to ask if families face choices or interventions during labor. However, the hospitals of Los Angeles have decided doulas are less essential than …

YOU CAN NOW DOULA YOUR ENTIRE LIFE, FROM BIRTH TO DEATH

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/what-is-a-doula/ For a growing contingent of moms-to-be, doulas have become just as essential to the childbirth experience as taking omega-3s and getting down with hip-opening yoga squats. There’s a good reason for that—studies have shown that by enlisting the help of these trained pregnancy pros, mothers are more likely to deliver healthy-weight babies and successfully breastfeed, while being half …

Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/magazine/black-mothers-babies-death-maternal-mortality.html The answer to the disparity in death rates has everything to do with the lived experience of being a black woman in America. Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to …