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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Serious question, how many times have you seen anatomy photos with Black women and Black babies in the womb? At the doctors office, medical books, anywhere?

This image is not only beautiful but it's POWERFUL @ebereillustrate MORE OF THIS PLEASEšŸ˜

This is one reason that keeping abortion legal is not enough. It's already extremely difficult for many people -- even in CA -- to arrange funding, travel, childcare, etc. It's also why we do what we do. When things are already that hard, it's vital to have a support system.

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Abortion Access Limited for Many Living in Rural California

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