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Meet the Doulas: Amber Bell

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 Amber Bell. […]

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February Salon Series: The Power of Nutrition During Pregnancy: How Diet Can Ease Pregnancy Woes & Lead to Fewer Birth Complications

Join Ashley Spivak of Re-Color The Palate for an evening of tasty snacks, interactive nutrition education, massage and meditation! Whether you work with women during pregnancy, are thinking of conceiving sometime down the road, or are already pregnant, it is never too early or too late to learn how the diet can be a tool […]

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Just To Get a Ride to the Clinic

By Vanessa Norton, BADP Volunteer Six months after I was out of high school, I was home for the holidays and met up with an old friend at a party. The friend was a year younger than me, still in her senior year. She told me about the abortion she’d had a month ago. The […]

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Meet the Doulas: Lucy French

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 Lucy French. Lucy […]

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Hope Moving Us Forward: 41 Years of Roe

In the struggle for reproductive rights, health, and justice, we have been making our way through the desert. We have united, divided, converged. And now we emerge with the wisdom of 41 years since Roe v. Wade. What are our real, full, and true stories in our struggles for justice? What are the ways forward? […]

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At 41 years of Roe, there’s big news at BADP!

  Photo credit: Urvi Nagrani ACCESS Women’s Health Justice and the Bay Area Doula Project are thrilled to announce that we are formalizing our partnership. Our shared passion for making California a leader in truly just reproductive health care makes us natural allies, and our shared commitment to direct service for those most in need […]

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Full-Spectrum Reproductive Health Care in the Making: An Interview with Sally Heron of Buffalo Womenservices/The Birthing Center of Buffalo

By: Vanessa Norton, BADP Volunteer What incredible news to hear that Buffalo, NY, the city where I was born and raised, would be home to the country’s first combination birth center/abortion clinic. Buffalo Womenservices, the abortion clinic, has been operating for several years, performing abortions through 22 weeks of pregnancy. The Birthing Center of Buffalo […]

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Support BADP in our Year End Fundraising Campaign

This year has been an eventful one for BADP! We launched a successful program to support people having medication abortions at home.  In addition to providing in-home care, BADP trained doulas are now providing support at Women’s Health Specialists, Planned Parenthood Santa Rosa, and San Francisco General.  Our Salon Series celebrated its one-year anniversary of […]

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Part 3: The Red River Women’s Clinic Battles On

One of the dozens of letters tacked on a wall at the Red River Women’s Clinic Part 1: Exploring the Concept of Full-Spectrum Doula Support Around North Dakota’s Only Abortion Clinic Part 2: Conversations with Fargo Area Pro-Choice Doulas By Vanessa Norton, BADP Volunteer Lucy and I discovered that a significant degree of full-spectrum doula […]

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Part 2: Conversations with Fargo Area Pro-Choice Doulas

Doula and Writer, Janelle Brandon, with her daughter. Part 1: Exploring the Concept of Full-Spectrum Doula Support Around North Dakota’s Only Abortion Clinic By Vanessa Norton, BADP Volunteer To me, the keystone of being a full-spectrum doula is giving non-judgmental support across the spectrum of reproductive choice. It’s not about a polemic; it’s about care […]

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