Ashe Birthing Services is a small group of birth and postpartum doulas of color (based in the Bronx, NY) that work together to provide full spectrum services to the families we serve.
This program offers free services for expectant families in The Bronx in partnership with The Bronx Health Link, Inc., The Birthing Place, Womb Bus, Ashe Birthing Services, and Conscious Birth Collective for:
Birth doula services
Postpartum doula services
Information from the White House regarding the Biden Administration's plan to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.
As part of our commitment to help close the gap in care and improve health outcomes – for Black expectant mothers, birthing individuals, and their babies – we have started the Black Birth Equity Fund. We hope to help open up access to doula services as lifesaving care.
The Bronx Healthy Start Program helps pregnant women get the health care and support they need during pregnancy and after the baby is born. Services are free, voluntary, and confidential.
God’s Love We Deliver launched Healthy Starts, a food and nutrition service for pregnant people diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
This service – the first of its kind in New York City – offers medically tailored home-delivered meals, support from Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and an on-demand education series to support pregnant peoples’ management of gestational diabetes for a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and recovery.
Learn about getting supplemental funding to increase the availability of doulas in Healthy Start service areas most affected by infant and maternal mortality in order to reduce such deaths and decrease such racial/ethnic disparities.
Irth (as in Birth, but we dropped the B for bias) helps Black and brown women and birthing people have a more safe and empowered pregnancy and parenting experience by allowing you to see how other parents of color, just like you, experienced care at a doctor or hospital. Then we turn those collective experiences into meaningful data to push for change within health systems.
Join our fight to end racism and bias in maternity and infant care.
The mission of Maternal Mental Health NOW is to remove barriers to the prevention, screening and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression.
The Black Home Birth Initiative is increasing access to culturally safe care with a Black home birth midwife for Black families.
When parents have a stillborn child, it can be difficult to hope again or plan for another child—often called a “rainbow baby.” At the Mount Sinai – Rainbow Clinic, we understand. Women and their families who have had a stillborn child need emotional support, the most advanced medical attention, and someone to walk beside them—every step of the way.
NBEC creates transnational solutions that optimize Black maternal, infant, sexual, and reproductive wellbeing. We shift systems and culture through training, research, technical assistance, policy, advocacy, and community-centered collaboration.
The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline can help. Call or text 1-833-943-5746 (1-833-9-HELP4MOMS)
About the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline:
The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy. The Hotline offers callers:
- Phone or text access to professional counselors
- Real-time support and information
- Response within a few minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Referrals to local and telehealth providers and support groups
- Culturally sensitive support
- Counselors who speak English and Spanish
- Interpreter services in 60 languages
The Citywide Doula Initiative provides professional, no-cost doula services to residents of neighborhoods that have been especially affected by COVID-19. To enroll, you must live in one of the neighborhoods shown in blue on this map and be income-eligible for Medicaid.
Doulas provide non-medical support to pregnant people and their families before, during and after childbirth. This support can help families handle the physical, emotional and practical issues that surround childbirth.
Learn about no-cost doula services through the new Citywide Doula Initiative.
Power of Two was created to help families heal from the root causes of trauma, help children thrive, and strengthen community cohesion. At our core, we are a community-based organization that is maximizing the positive effects of responsive parenting and supporting stronger relationships between caregivers and children, shown to have lifelong positive impacts on the health and well-being of children. It sets the foundation from which we engage the wider community in healing. We do all this with a racial and social justice lens, so ensure brighter futures for Black and Brown families in New York City.
We're giving new mothers across New York City up to $1000 every month for three years, no strings attached.
Our goal is to simplify the solution and empower families to secure their own futures. We want to provide mothers and babies with the resources to lift themselves out of poverty so the next generation of New Yorkers has a strong foundation to grow, learn, and turn possibility into reality.
The Womb Bus is a community health & wellness hub for families to connect to reproductive care resources and education. It provides much needed and immediate access to quality maternal and reproductive health care to Black and Brown communities in the Bronx.