June Abortion Doula Training in Pictures

Last weekend, June 1-2, BADP held our first “open-call” training available to anyone interested in providing abortion doula services to their clients and communities. We trained 32 doulas from all over the place, including different parts of the Bay Area, Central Valley, and Los Angeles in California; Portland, Oregon; Colorado; and British Columbia, Canada. We also received some amazing support in the form of donated food and space, as well as a meal specialized for doulas and pregnant folks!

Thank you to the amazing training team, who did a great job making the training a welcoming, informative space! If you are interested in becoming an abortion doula we will be having another training in the second half of the year, most likely in late Fall. More details to be announced in July. 

Here are some pictures from last weekend’s training:
One of the training team members, Sally, explains medication abortion to our trainees.

Sally and Poonam show how a provider would dilate the cervix, on a papaya.

Becky shares her experience as an abortion doula. 

Thank you to Hearth Healing Foods for the amazing lunch!

Yania leads the group in some stretching exercises.

Physical support techniques include massage, which is great for relaxation and pain relief.

Participants practice some of the physical support techniques on each other. 

Some of the trainers show off their awesome Bay Area Doula Project t-shirts.

Congratulations to all the new trainees!

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