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 Anne Pautler: BirthWell Partners volunteer and DONA certified doula

The grassroots assistance that BirthWell Partners offers in promoting women’s health services is invaluable in the greater Birmingham community. BWP has given me the opportunity to do outreach at women’s health fairs, attend and support community childbirth education classes, and serve low-resource mothers during pregnancy and birth. This organization works tirelessly to promote and support …

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Meet Bethany Boggan: BirthWell Partners volunteer and DONA certified doula

September 2016 Being a doula has taught me a lot over the past several years. It’s taught me to listen, to be more empathetic, and the best ways to show empathy. Sometimes all one needs is someone to listen. Someone to hold on to who will tell them they’re not alone. As a birth doula …

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