This resource list is a work-in-progress. Have resources you think I should add? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This list builds off of the book resources printed in the resource section of The Radical Doula Guide.
Doula Trainings: Go here for a list of organizations that provide doula trainings.
Volunteer Doula Programs: Go here for a list of groups that coordinate volunteer doula work, both birth and full spectrum.
The International Center for Traditional Childbearing: “The International Center for Traditional Childbearing is an infant mortality prevention, breastfeeding promotion, midwife and doula training non-profit organization. The ICTC’s mission is to increase the number of midwives, doulas and healers of color, to empower families in order to reduce infant and maternal mortality.”
Black Women Birthing Justice: “A collective of African-American, African, Caribbean and multi-racial women who are committed to transforming the birthing experiences for Black women.”
Black Women Birthing Resistance: “Our mission is to document, honor and sustain the role of Black women, families and our traditions of birthing as legacies of survival and resistance against the attempted genocide of our communities.”
Mobile Midwife: “Our mission is to expand Birth Justice by using story-telling, popular education, and community organizing to improve access to midwifery care.”
Mamas of Color Rising: “Collective of working class and poor mothers of color based in and around Austin, TX. We are interested in organizing ourselves and other women/mamas of color around issues with accessing needs like food, housing, education and safety, finding out together what our larger ideal community looks like and building it together.”
Through the Looking Glass: Organization based in Berkeley, CA that serves families with disabilities with many resources about parenting and disability in their store—some free.
Resources on pregnancy and HIV:
Ability & pregnancy:
Many of the organizations listed above focus on working with communities of color. In addition, you can see my blogging on race at Radical Doula here.
See blogging on this topic here.
Gender and sexual orientation:
Trans Birth–A directory for trans* friendly birth providers.
See blogging on the topic of shackling here.