“We are the ones we have been waiting for.” -June Jordan

Formerly Puget Sound Birth Professionals of Color, Birth for the People is a networking resource that links POC families to birth services by providers of color. We know that having racially and culturally relevant care can make a real difference in the birth experiences of our communities. Find POC service providers in the Puget Sound area for an empowered perinatal journey. Find someone to support you from pre-conception to birth and beyond!



A midwife is a trained health professional who helps healthy birthing parents during labor, delivery, and after the birth of their babies. Midwives may deliver babies at birthing centers or at home, but most can also deliver babies at a hospital.

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From blackmamasmatter.org:

“Black Maternal Health Week takes place every year from April 11 –17. The month of April is recognized in the United States as National Minority Health Month – a month-long initiative to advance health equity across the country on behalf of all racial and ethnic minorities. Additionally, we are joining dozens of global organizations who are fighting to end maternal mortality globally in advocating that the United Nations recognize April 11th as the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights.”

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A doula, also known as a birth companion, birth coach is a non-medical companion who supports a birthing person by providing continuous care before, during, or after childbirth in the form of information, physical support, and emotional support.

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