Additional Resources


Advancing Birth Justice: Community-Based Doula Models as a Standard of Care for Ending Racial Disparities

Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes

Compilation of studies on doula-assisted birth outcomes


Research and resources for providers to teens and mothers who have experienced sexual trauma or partner abuse


International NGO advocating for maternal health

NY Medicaid Reimbursement of Doula Care: Honoring a Community-Based Approach –


March of Dimes Position Statement: Doulas and Birth Outcomes –


Nurse Family Partnership: Support for First Time Moms –




When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus


Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth by Julia Oparah and Alicia Bonaparte


Battling Over Birth: Black Women and the Maternal Health Care Crisis

by Julia Chinyere Oparah, Helen Arega, Dantia Hudson, Linda Jones, Talita Oseguera

The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People by



Houston Resources

Healthy Women Houston 

Shades of Blue Project