December 03, 2020

Birth Justice Ep. 6 – Local Doula Training Program And Hospital Restrictions During COVID-19

Radio description:

Here’s HMM’s Catherine Rafferty with part 2 of a two part conversation with Tisha Graham and Esther Patterson of BirthNet, a Capital Region birth justice organization. Today, Esther and Tisha discuss their Black and Brown doula training program and hospital restrictions for doulas during the pandemic.


Birth Justice features interviews with birth workers, birthing people and activists around the topics of advocacy, equity, autonomy, and respect in childbearing and reproductive care.

Today we’re joined by Tisha Graham and Esther Patterson, board members of BirthNet, a Capital Region birth justice organization whose mission is to eliminate the inequities in birth outcomes for all childbearing people and to ensure that all birthing families receive respectful and supportive maternity and infant care.

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Learn more about the Black and Brown doula training program offered through Ancient Song Doula Services:

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