New: Community Birth Companion Collective

Posted By on Sep 17, 2011 |


From Young Women United:

We have an incredible group of women of color who with education, energy and intention have shaped a Community Birth Companion Collective. Our Community Birth Companions now offer FREE and comprehensive support to women, babies, and their families.

Are you pregnant or do you know someone who is? Interested in pregnancy, birth and parenting? Come to our Sharing Circle on September 20th and meet our Birth Companions. All are welcome to join us in a conversation about ‘Sex, Sexuality and Mothering’.

Tuesday, September 20 · 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Nightingale Midwifery Clinic
123 Wellesley SE
Albuquerque, NM

Dinner will be provided. Gatherings will be held every 6 weeks.

Contact Micaela at 575.644.5830 or mcadena[at]youngwomenunited.org for more information.

Our Birth Companions move this work in two ways:

1) Through our one-on-one birth companion program, we will support individual women’s physical, mental, and emotional health through pregnancy, birth, and post-partum period. Our collective is designed to provide birth companion support for teen women, substance using women, incarcerated/ recently incarcerated women and poor/working poor women of color.

2) Through our Sister Sharing Circles, we will use a popular education model to learn about aspects of pregnancy, birth and parenting. We understand education to be a political act and a way to build strong women, strong families, and healthy communities. These conversations will be grounded in the understanding that every person carries experience and knowledge and the current realities of our communities are shaped by a relevant historical context.

YWU is also proud to be collaborating with the Nightingale Midwifery Clinic, we believe that all women in New Mexico deserve safe, respectful and confidential care during their pregnancies, labor, and postpartum period. We know that some women in New Mexico face great barriers to care, our midwifery clinic is designed to provide competent care in a dignified way, to women that may not otherwise access pregnancy services.

Offering affordable prenatal and postpartum care for you
and your baby, including well woman care and classes.

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 4:00-7:00pm

No insurance needed, $10-$20 sliding scale,
Medicaid and some private insurance accepted.

Always safe, confidential care and plenty of time for questions and concerns.