Good care looks different for every person. In this chapter, you’ll meet doctors, midwives, doulas, and parents who discuss different models of care that are safe, respectful, and person-centered.Explore Chapter
All people deserve a safe and positive birth experience, but all too often that is not the case for Black people. Meet doulas and midwives who reflect on how to center Black birthing people and ensure that every person has respectful, culturally aligned care that meets their needs and keeps them safe.
One of the first choices you need to make in your pregnancy is where to go for your prenatal care. And it’s an important choice!Explore Resource
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Making decisions about your prenatal care is easier if you have sorted out what matters most to you. Use this worksheet to think about your priorities so you can weigh your options.
Pregnancy isn’t easy, physically or emotionally. Take the time to identify and organize your sources of support to have a healthy pregnancy.
Print or share these words of encouragement so you can get a boost of confidence when you need it. The set includes blanks where you can write your own affirmations.
Even if you're not the one who is pregnant, expecting a baby and supporting your pregnant partner is hard. Asking for help is an amazing way to care for yourself and your family. Start by identifying and organizing your sources of support.
One of the first choices you need to make in your pregnancy is where to go for your prenatal care. And it’s an important choice!
These websites provide information on accessible tools for mindfulness and emotional wellbeing, as well as free resources to address life stressors during and after pregnancy.
Use these resources to become familiar with maternal health warning signs and possible complications.
Use these resources to become familiar with your rights during pregnancy and childbirth and to practice tools for self-advocacy.
While both types of birth workers support people through all stages of pregnancy (including postpartum), midwives and doulas play very different roles.
B.R.A.I.N. is a useful technique that can help you weigh the pros and cons of any decision during pregnancy, birth, and beyond.