BirthWell Partners

We train community doulas who provide caring, one-on-one support to low-resource pregnant women and teens in central Alabama. Doulas provide women with the information they need to make informed decisions, support them physically and emotionally during labor, and assist them with breastfeeding and early bonding.  It’s cost-effective care that makes a clinical difference.

BirthWell Partners’ Mission:

BirthWell Partners is a not-for-profit community doula project whose mission is to improve the health of low-resource mothers and infants in Central Alabama  by offering free and reduced-cost childbirth education, breastfeeding assistance, and non-medical labor support provided by birth doulas.*

*Doula [Doo-luh]: a woman who is trained to provide informational, physical and emotional support to women before, during and after childbirth.



Meet Rebekah Teel: BirthWell Partners volunteer and DONA certified doula

   I received the BirthWell Partners Scholarship in October of 2013. Since that time I have been privileged to attend 10 births as a volunteer doula for women in need. And even though my “obligation” as a volunteer has been fulfilled, I continue to offer my services free of charge on a regular basis. Why …

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Meet Rashauna Carter, former doula client and current doula volunteer!

May 2016 BirthWell Partners Community Doula Project has impacted my life in ways that leave me humbled and thankful. My journey with BirthWell started as a client and has continued with my completing Doula training, and currently working on becoming DONA certified. When I encountered BirthWell Partners I had lost my corporate career and had …

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