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Salon Series: Cultivating Birth Community Spiritual & Emotional Wisdom

Join Gena McCarthy for this month’s Salon Series. The evening will include a presentation, discussion, practices and tools to cultivate your own and your community’s spiritual and emotional confidence, strength and skill set for supporting women in the rites of passage of birth, abortions and miscarriages including healing trauma.    Cultivating Birth Community Spiritual Emotional Wisdom […]

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My Response to the Slate Article, “My Year as an Abortion Doula”

By Vanessa Norton The week of September 15, Slate, an online current affairs magazine, reprinted an article, “My Year as an Abortion Doula,” by Alex Ronan, an abortion doula volunteer with the Doula Project in NYC. Several folks forwarded it to me, but I only skimmed it because I was unexpectedly pregnant myself and in […]

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It’s Not Your fault

This post is written in light of the fact it is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “It’s your fault.” “You brought this on yourself.” “If only you’d kept your mouth shut.” The above are all common words of an abuser. An abuser does not take responsibility for their own actions. I’m not a psychologist, so I […]

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What Do You Do When Everyone Disappears?

The baby is a few weeks old.  For the last few weeks, friends and family have come to visit, meals have been provided.  But the glow has soon worn off, and everyone leaves the new parent or parents alone to tend to their child.   There are often things that are forgotten in the afterglow […]

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Salon Series: Managing HSV and HPV with Nutritional Therapies and Herbal Plant Medicine

Join Jamie Starzyk for an evening of tasty handcrafted herbal tea, nutrition education, and a lesson in herbal medicine making. (See below for bio) This salon series is open to all who want to learn more about herbal and nutritional treatment to ease and manage the symptoms of all strains of Herpes Simplex Virus and […]

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Meet the Doulas: Megan Messinger

Who are the doulas who volunteer with the Bay Area Doula Project?  They’re amazing, diverse people, doing so much great work in the world, it’s hard to believe any of them has time to volunteer with us. We’ve been using this space to introduce you to many of the BADP doulas.  This week, meet Megan Messinger. Megan […]

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MORE DOULAS HEADED FOR SANTA ROSA WHS

A couple weekends back, BADP Volunteers Adriana Guerra, Mar Schupp, and Vanessa Norton spent a hot, sunny Saturday at the Women’s Health Services (WHS) clinic in Sacramento, where they were oriented to join the other full-spectrum doulas at the WHS clinic in Santa Rosa. The orientation included an overview of OSHA policies, the clinic’s practices, […]

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Meet the Doulas: Christine Litas

Who are the doulas who volunteer with the Bay Area Doula Project?  They’re amazing, diverse people, doing so much great work in the world, it’s hard to believe any of them has time to volunteer with us. We’ve been using this space to introduce you to many of the BADP doulas.  This week, meet Christine Litas. […]

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Salon Series: Abortion Story Share

Join us TONIGHT for this month’s salon series, Abortion Story Share. Abortion has always been a divisive social political issue in the United States, despite the fact that 3 in 10 women* have had an abortion. Due to stigma and shame, many aren’t able to talk about their experiences or find the support they need. […]

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Meet the Doulas: Mar Schupp

Who are the doulas who volunteer with the Bay Area Doula Project?  They’re amazing, diverse people, doing so much great work in the world, it’s hard to believe any of them has time to volunteer with us. We’ve been using this space to introduce you to many of the BADP doulas.  This week, meet Mar Schupp. Mar is […]

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