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Baby's Grasp
Baby's Grasp

Florida Doula Alliance Project

 The landscape in Florida is changing quickly, and we are working to make sense of what’s happening in our landscape so that people can plan and strategize.  We invite you to be part of this important project that prioritizes creating greater access to doula care. The priority will be grassroots, community based organizations providing doula programs, doula services, or closely adjacent programs.

Helpful vs Harmful

As the maternal health crisis continues to rise, we have seen strong interest and overall awareness of the value of doula care, particularly in the state of Florida.

 

Doulas play a crucial role in the space birth justice, and this increased attention to the need has lead more philanthropic support and larger monetary investments. Funding, education, and advancements in policy are all incredibly important for doulas to be able to continue to provide quality care to their clients.

 

However for this to beneficial, there needs to be a clear understanding of the doula landscape in Florida. We believe without a full understanding of who the doulas are, what they are doing for their communities, and why they are doing it, that increased attention and funding could be ineffective or even harmful.

With this landscape study, we aim to gauge the needs of local Florida doulas in order to help fund them so they can continue to provide stable, sustainable, and equitable services to their communities. 

The Plan

The goal is to bring together Florida doula organizations and advocates to create a priority for doula projects and goals for the next 3 -5 years. Organizations that work in the doula space will be considered for the alliance. The alliance will consist of 11 individuals representing 11 doula organizations in Florida. The seat will be occupied by one member and cannot be swapped out between members of the doula organization. 

 

The priority will be grassroots, community based organizations providing doula programs, doula services, or closely adjacent programs. 

 

This is a paid position. Each member of the alliance will attend of 6 1.5 hour meetings. 

We Fund Doulas

No One Birth Alone is dedicated to supporting doulas and birth workers with continuing education, self care, and community.  See what we have coming up and learn more about us below.

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