BirthWell Partners Community Doula Project

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 community based not-for-profit corporation serving women of all economic levels in the greater Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and Anniston areas. BirthWell Partners’ mission is to provide high quality, evidence based information and support for pregnancy, birth and parenting, as well as a training pathway for women seeking to enter the doula* profession, regardless of ability to pay.

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


Thank you to the Caring Foundation

We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross Blue Shield of AL for continuing to support our Community Doula Project. For the third year running, this foundation has supported the training of new doulas to provide pregnancy and labor support for low-resource moms in our community! Thank …

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BirthWell Partners awarded grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

We are grateful to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to “improve access to care for vulnerable populations.” We will be using the funds to assist us in our work of training community doulas, providing birth doula services to low-resource women, and facilitating our Birth Stories …

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