Birth Justice For Black Lives
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 with the goal to have a representative voice at the national level that clearly outlines and supports the various needs and interests of Black midwives.
SBJN offers educational workshops and trainings in the areas of
preconception, family planning, abortion, miscarriage services, maternal health, family rights, and nutrition.
SBJN offers a doula certification training that focuses on reducing health disparities, hands on comfort measures, and advocacy skills to support clients through pregnancy and birth.
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.
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!
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
Chosen and Given: A Guided Meditation
In celebration of Black Maternal Health week we encouraged our Mamas to turn inward to focus on health, self-acceptance, and self love in a special guided meditation. Find a comfortable seated position and click on the link below.
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