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Greetings Dear Families,

The wellbeing of the community is our priority.  We have been closely following the impact that coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on maternity wards and expecting families.  With the rapid escalation of COVID-19, and the heightened level of concern, birthworkers and expecting parents are facing temporary changes to the structure and delivery of doula services. 

We are hoping and praying, with everyone else, that things resume to normal, as soon as possible. 

Black Women Birthing Justice Update 

Letter from the Bwbj Collective 

March 16, 2020

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Birth Monopoly Advocacy guide: COVID-19 AND DOULA SUPPORT: HOW TO RESPOND TO CHANGING HOSPITAL POLICIES

 AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses) on March 11, 2020

Surviving COVID-19 Black Women's Health Imperative  

COVID -19 DOC 

Frontline Doulas.com Hotline Initiative

Our Frontline Doula Hotline will allow 200 Black pregnant and postpartum individuals throughout California to connect to a community doula on our team for a 50 minute emotional support phone call or text.

Starting August 21st, if you are pregnant or postpartum and want non-emergency support, text ‘doulahelp’ to 31996.

Resources:

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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

https://www.ajog.org/coronavirus_guidance_ajog_mfm

Other updates: 

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