Racism and Privilege in Birth Work - Happy as a Mother

Racism and Privilege in Birth Work


With Doula Sabia Wade 



Did you know that women of colour are at 3-4 times greater risk of dying in childbirth in North America than white women? And it has nothing to do with their socioeconomic status, education and so on. This is a major problem, one that white people — especially white providers– need to be paying attention to. Doula Sabia Wade (@thebalckdoula on IG) Joins us today to talk about why this is happening and what we can do TODAY to help make a difference!

Sabia is a Black and Queer Full Spectrum Doula, Doula Business Coach and Reproductive Justice Advocate located in San Diego, CA. In 2015, she began as a volunteer doula with The Prison Birth Project. In her role as a volunteer doula, she assisted incarcerated and formerly incarcerated parents, as well as parents in recovery. In 2018, she decided to quit her day job and create a sustainable and abundant life in a meaningful way. She is now the Executive Director of For The Village, a nonprofit that provides doula services to low income and marginalized people in San Diego County, and owner of Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, where she trains full-spectrum doulas all over the world.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • What it means to have privilege 
  • What microaggressions are and how they’re harmful 
  • How to be aware of your own privilege or biases
  • Ways that implicit bias impacts our medical systems 
  • The elevated risks for women of colour during labour and postpartum
  • Ways you can be an ally and help people of colour

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