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ABOUT THE PROJECT

Founded in 2011, the Bay Area Doula Project (BADP) was the first doula project offering ‘full-spectrum’ doula care in Northern California. We are an emerging group of people in the Bay Area who are committed to supporting pregnant people who are choosing abortion, or experiencing pregnancy outcomes other than live birth.

Many of us are birth doulas and/or postpartum doulas, and some of us focus on supporting trans folks, fat folks, and others at all medical appointments. All of us are abortion doulas. We trust individuals to make their own decisions regarding their pregnancies, and offer unconditional support to people in need.

BADP volunteers also engage in projects that foster education and discussion in the community.

BADP-trained Doulas

We partner with ACCESS Women’s Health Justice to train their practical support volunteers to provide waiting room support during in-clinic abortion procedures, and to offer in-home support for people having medication abortions.

Community Trainings

BADP offers abortion support trainings that are open to the public. All trainings include a grounding in the reproductive justice model, overviews of abortion procedures, hands-on comfort and pain-management techniques, and exercises in values clarification and myth-busting. Follow us on social media for details about our next training!

Salon Series

Salon Series is an event hosted by BADP volunteers. Our aim is to foster community and conversation around topics related to sexuality, reproductive experiences, reproductive health, and reproductive justice. All events are free, but we accept donations to support BADP and the speakers. Join our email list for monthly updates on upcoming events!

Social Media

BADP uses its social media presence to generate conversation about sexual and reproductive health, and to connect with a network of full-spectrum doula groups and the larger reproductive justice movement. Join the discussion by liking us on Facebook and Instagram and following us on Twitter!

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