Help us continue to provide educational programming, training, mutual aid, cultural events and quality midwifery and doula care to BIPOC communities.
Midwifery care is holistic, healing, and humanistic. It has a rich herstory and legacy in communities of color.
Our vision is to make this care accessible to all peoples- especially Black, Brown, youth, immigrant, indigenous, LGBTQ+, low- income and other marginalized communities.
Our mission is to expand Birth Justice by using story telling, popular education, and community organizing to improve access to midwifery and doula care.
SBJN organizes Black midwives and student midwives to establish a representative voice at the national level that clearly identifies and supports the various needs and interests of Black birthing people.
SBJN offers educational training in the areas of conception, reproductive & maternity care, family planning, abortion & miscarriage services, maternal health, fitness, nutrition, self-care, breast feeding, and birth justice.
SBJN offers a 1-year doula certification training that focuses on supportive services, maternal health/disparities, and advocacy skills to support a healthy pregnancy, termination, as well as multiple birth options.
November 18th is also a historic day because we are officially launching our Miami Birth Justice Initiative (MBJI) Campaign. This campaign builds on the rich organizing history of midwives in South Florida by transforming hospitals to include birthing practices that are holistic, humanistic and culturally competent. Our primary target is Jackson Hospital System because it is the third largest hospital system in the United States and we know that changes made here can create a wealth of opportunities to be modeled and replicated widely in other hospitals across the country. Although we have received a generous grant to support this work, individual donations are also needed to sustain this fight for the long haul.
SBJN's Circle of Mamas share their stories of birth and loss, speak on the challenges and rewards of parenting, and gain insight into birth justice organizing principles. This is a must see for young, expecting parents, and anyone who supports them!
SBJN is a proud collaborative partner of the South Florida Black Mamas Bailout, a part of a national movement to end pretrial detention and ultimately the abolishment of mass incarceration.
3 out of 4 women are in cages for minor offenses like driving with a suspended license. 80% of incarcerated women are parents.
Learn more about how you can support this campaign and please consider making a donation via newfm.win/bailout or donate directly to the Southern Birth Justice Network.
SBJN features highlights of Birth Workers from across the country represented in our recent Birth Workers' Panel. Find out how this dynamic group of Black Midwives and Doulas advocate for Birth Justice in their work and communities.
Bianca shares the birth of her first born son, Jaylen so that young moms like her will be encouraged in their pregnancy and aspirations for an out of hospital delivery. Enjoy moments of triumph as birth unfolds at Magnolia Birth House in North Miami, Florida. Photos by Karyl-Lyn Sanderson
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