Do you know you are your own main resource? Having a determine mindset is the key to YOUR SUCCESS. When all roads say, "no," create your own road that say, "YES." Here at Black Sisters Birth Academy we are here to help you figure out where to start when navigating or tapping into the birth world for the first time.
This resource page was created to provide suggestions on how to obtain access to births outside of the hospital settings &/ access to birth workers in your areas such as birth doulas, midwives &/ birth centers through the directories listed below.
How To Get Started:
1.) Connect with your local birth doulas, homebirth midwives &/ birth centers and request to assist them at a birth or to be a silent birth observer to meet your prerequisites for your course.
2.) Work as a birth doula. A birth doula is a non-medical professional who provides physical and emotional support to a pregnant woman during their pregnancy and childbirth.
Please note: Be encouraged, students were able to meet their birth requirements by connecting with birth workers &/ working as a birth doula to meet their prerequisites.
Sista Midwife Productions
Since 2012 Sista Midwife Production have been helping families and black birth workers connect. Today, with nearly 1,000 professionals listed, they have the largest and most comprehensive online directory of black birth workers. Their directory was created to help BLACK families find BLACK providers.
Black Birthworkers Rock
Black Birthworkers Rock LLC, a national/international social club for Black Birthworkers. The creation of this movement was designed to provide professional development support, empowerment and education to Black Birthworkers who are rocking the Black maternal health communities with initiatives and services.
National Black Doulas Association
The National Black Doula Association connects Black birthing families with Black Doulas nationwide. Their overall mission at NBDA is to help fight the Black Maternal Mortality rate in this country and beyond, through educational development and empowerment. They provide a professional Doula Directory and resources for Black Doulas.