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Sharing is Empowering: The Abortion Diaries Podcast

By: Vanessa Norton, BADP Volunteer Melissa Madera, Founder and Director of the Abortion Diaries Podcast, has travelled the country recording people’s abortion stories. As she states on the podcast’s website (http://theabortiondiarypodcast.com), “people share stories they haven’t been able to share and listen to stories they haven’t been able to hear. We are interrupting the narrative […]

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NEW INDUCTION TERMINATION DOULA GROUP FORMED

By Vanessa Norton, BADP Volunteer Over the past month or so, a new group of SFGH and BADP doulas have come together to focus specifically on supporting women experiencing Induction Terminations at SFGH. The IT Group’s mission is to provide trained doula support to these patients that truly honors the often emotionally heavy and complex—for […]

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Notes from Conversations on Reproductive Justice

By Jana Thompson, BADP Volunteer   On the eve of the 20th Anniversary of the coining of the phrase “reproductive justice,” the Center for Reproductive Rights and Justice, or CRRJ (“courage”) at UC Berkeley presented Conversations on Reproductive Justice. The two-panel sessions comprising the event addressed the history and current challenges in the reproductive justice […]

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Meet the Doulas: Jana Thompson

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 Jana Thompson. […]

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April Salon Series: Tricks of the Trade from an Old Midwife

For this month’s Salon Series we are excited to invite you to an evening with Peggy Vincent, author of Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife. Peggy plans on covering topics such as labor support techniques, labor assessment tips and labor progress assessment. She will also speak on her hope for future doulas including skills such as fetal heart […]

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Meet the Doulas: Angelique Saavedra

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 Angelique Saavedra. […]

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Striking down barriers to abortion at the bowl-a-thon!

We are less than a month away from this year’s National Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon in support of BADP’s partner organization ACCESS. This year BADP volunteers are represented on three different teams: Vagilante Justice, Team Cuterus!, and madame ovary. ACCESS is trying to raise $50,000 through this event, and currently a little over $11,000 has been raised. […]

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March Salon Series: Dancing for Birth Workshop

Join us for an interactive workshop led by Dancing for Birth instructor Jyesha Wren. This event is open to all and will be especially relevant for expectant parents; those who are considering conceiving as well as those who work with people through labor. “By encouraging a woman to dance during her birth we empower her […]

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Notes from the Salon: The Power of Nutrition During Pregnancy

By: Vanessa Norton, BADP Volunteer   “The most significant prenatal care a woman can get is the care she gives herself.” -Ashley Spivak On February 18, about 25 people settled into couches, chairs and floor-spaces in the brightly painted living room of BADP volunteer Christine Litas. It was the night of our Salon, and Ash […]

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Meet the Doulas: Jenny McKenzie

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 Jenny McKenzie. […]

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