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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 French is a full spectrum doula with immense respect for the efforts of the reproductive justice movement. She feels deeply passionate about women supporting each other throughout any kind of pregnancy outcome, and believes that the world will be a far better place as women gain more and more choice in their reproductive experiences. She feels honored to be a part of the BADP/ACCESS team and loves helping to co-coordinate our monthly Salon Series on Reproductive Health.

A native of New Hampshire, Lucy started making her way west in 2006 and received a B.A. in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. She credits an undergraduate women’s health class as a big source of inspiration for pursuing birth work once she landed in the Bay Area. Lucy currently works as a birth doula & absolutely loves accompanying moms, dads, couples, and families in a non-medical support role as they go through such a profoundly transformational process. Aside from pregnancy-related pursuits, Lucy also works at a middle school in Oakland and provides one-on-one academic & organizational support to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

Lucy resides in Oakland and spends her spare time cooking, exploring the East Bay on her bicycle, and planning as many escapes to the countryside as possible. Her heart has a soft spot for the Southwest and she dreams about owning land in New Mexico one day.

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