A DOULA is a trained birth professional who provides continuous emotional & physical support to birthing individuals during labor, delivery and early postpartum. Doulas are part of the maternity care team and help improve birth outcomes for parents and infants by advocating for the needs and wishes for people while they labor and give birth. Doulas also provide support after the birth and can assist with breastfeeding, newborn care questions, support and resources.
You deserve a doula who understands your needs. Our Community-based doulas come from within the communities we serve and are given training and support from Mama to Mama to meet the unique needs of our clients and their families. Our doulas are for all people, all pregnancies, and all choices.
Doulas are provided at no cost for low-income families (below 185% FPL).
Mama to Mama strives to meet our community where they are. As unbelievable as it is, there is a growing houseless community in Louisville, Ky. This maternity home will not only provide housing for expectant young adults, but it will give them the opportunity to experience a more holistic approach to pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum care. Aside from secure housing these growing families will be in an environment that will promote healthy maternal and infant outcomes. They will participate in holistic healing sessions, there will be cooking classes to promote healthy and healing diets, prenatal and parenting classes, and they will be provided resources and guidance that will help them transition into independent living. These expectant moms will be equipped with a doula to help them navigate not only their pregnancies but also assist them in navigating the healthcare system. Granny's House will be a place of love, healing, unconditional support, and community engagement.
"It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a village to raise a mother too" -Meka Kpoh
Maternity Home Program
Community Baby Showers
Community Baby Showers
At Mama to Mama we understand all that comes with bringing a new baby into the world! When we brainstormed about re-structuring our baby showers we thought about what we would want to experience at a community event such as this. Not only that but we considered the items that every family will need that they may struggle to obtain.
Aside from giving away baby items we wanted to make an experience for our expectant famalies. We want to show our Moms that they are loved and supported by their community. Paying attention to small details is what we strive to do. We want our Moms to build healthy strong bonds with their new babies and we made sure to make sure we cultivated an enviroment for them to do so.
Our baby showers are geared towards celebrating and welcoming new life. We are here to support our community in any way that we can and creating a sacred space for the celebration was a top priority. We realize that we can meet our community where they are and STILL offer them a space that's light, full of love, and support.