Bay Area Birth Justice Fair Summer 2014. Breastfeeding, A gift for Life!

Urban Montessori Charter School 5328 Brann Street, Oakland, CA 94619

The Birth Justice Project & SF General Hospital Volunteer Doula Program are Sponsors!

The Birth Justice Project 

Pregnant women* in jail and the communities connected to them tend to have limited access to emotional support throughout their pregnancy and labor. The Birth Justice Project uses the doula model of care and peer-to-peer health education to equip women with vital information and essential community resources. We combine empathic care and educational empowerment to support these women through satisfying birth experiences. BJP seeks to empower our clients to make healthy choices about their bodies and their children.

*This includes persons who identify as transgender.

San Francisco General Hospital Volunteer Doula Program

The mission of the San Francisco General Volunteer Doula Program is to provide women with continuous doula support during childbirth. We are committed to serving women and their families who are unable to pay for doula care.

San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) is a nationally renowned public teaching hospital associated with the UCSF School of Medicine. Birthing women receive care collaboratively from doulas, nurses, midwives, and physicians in our Certified Baby-Friendly Birthing Center. The Doula Program Coordinator, Monnie Reba Efross RN, MSN, has worked as a labor and delivery nurse at the hospital since 1979. Monthly Doula Volunteer meetings feature guest speakers and provide an opportunity to share and process experiences of birth assistance at SFGH. Our goal is to become a fully funded program. Doulas and those who want to support us are invited to participate in program projects including fundraising projects.Image

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