Healing Hands Community Doula Project offers childbearing and parenting support services for childbearing black women and their families. If you are a black woman and would like a doula assisted pregnancy and childbirth, Click Here to Fill out our contact form and we will contact you to assess your needs.
Black women experience maternal death during childbearing at 3 times the rate of women of other races/ethnicities in the United States, and black women in Texas have the highest maternal mortality rate in the United States. While doulas have been shown to be a very effective antidote to this problem, in the United States doula services are not reimbursed by insurance, so the majority of women utilizing doula services are women who can afford to pay for a doula, while those most in need and most likely to benefit go without. We believe that Black women must take the lead in bringing down the maternal mortality rates in the United States by providing this lifesaving supporting to their childbearing sisters. In doing so, Healing Hands Community Doula Project is following the lead of its sister programs nationally, training Black women to support Black women in their communities prenatally, during labor and delivery, and for up to one year post partum.
What Our Doulas Do
Our doulas are not only skilled birth attendants, they are also skilled health care navigators, community resource references and reproductive health advocates. Our doulas assist our clients to access public assistance (WIC, SNAP, Medicaid and others), gain access to community health services (such as mental services and or substance abuse services), and connect clients with community resources (i.e. housing, teen mom resources, etc..).
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