When Covid first began it was decided in many hospitals that birthing people were to birth without a partner- that would include birthing without the assistance of a birth Doula. Doula communities across the country fought back against this. Here in New York in particular we argued that even in a time like this- when a pandemic was killing so many people, that it was actually more harmful for Doula’s to not be allowed into birth spaces.

And rightly so. Families need/deserve Doula care no matter how intensely the world around us is falling apart.

I see a similar fight…

ShiShi Rose

Writer https://www.shishirose.com/ Instagram: @shishi.rose

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