The Bay Area Doula Project is a volunteer group of reproductive justice advocates based in the San Francisco Bay Area, occupied Ohlone territories.
We build awareness and cultivate community via our salon series, community abortion support trainings, and partnerships with other reproductive justice organizations

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What is a Doula?


Traditionally, doulas support individuals during the intense transformation of childbirth, helping them safely, gently bring their babies into the world. Doulas understand the physiological and emotional processes involved, and offer continuous care and support.

Some of us identify as doulas, but some of us do not. We recognize that doula is a racially charged, class stratified, and gendered word. We wish to break down those barriers by questioning and expanding its meaning.

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