I moved to Brooklyn, NY from Houston, TX in 2014 to be a Full Spectrum Doula . I wanted to work with black women, women of color, low income, undocumented, migrant, Queer etc. I've attended over 70 births by 2017 ( as a Student Midwife and Doula ) in Homes, hospitals and birth centers. Some were born via ceserean, some vaginally, some were abortions and even one was a still birth. I also provide free resources online about birth and reproductive justice on DoulaChronicles .com It focuses on holistic uterine health and reproductive care by creating easier access of reproductive education for women of color.
I was the Perinatal Doula Coordinator for a grassroots collective that offers Doula Services to Women of Color and Low Income Families who otherwise would not be able to afford Doula Care. And apart of a Prison Doula program where we visit pregnant women twice weekly at Rikers Island. I left my job at a city agency providing reproductive health referral services in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
With all the work I've done in such a short amount of time I've realized that I am ready to add Midwifery to my resume. A lot of the births I attend I witness women get mistreated, ignored and belittle during labor and I want to be apart of filling that gap in the lack midwives in my communities. "States that give midwives a greater role in patient care achieve better results on key measures of maternal and neonatal health ." The dream goal is to go back to my parents home in Nigeria and provide Midwifery services but as we all know revolutionary work doesn't pay a living wage so I'm asking for assistance.
*UPDATE I’m currently enrolled in a local college here in NYC to complete my Registered Nursing program requirement before starting my masters in Midwifery. The amount I'm hoping to raise will cover the tuition not covered by student loans/grants, Books, Medical supplies, Housing, and Transportation.
Donations can also be sent through Paypal and Cash App ($EfeO). If you rather purchase textbooks instead here's my Amazon Wishlist .
Crowdfunding Link https://www.gofundme.com/Doulachronicles