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Mother and Baby on Floor

Expectant Moms

Expectant moms can apply to be a part of the Birth Equity Project. You will be paired with a doula, offered supplemental trainings, and provided with wrap-around services. 

Doulas are non-medical birth coaches who assist women during the prenatal, labor & delivery, and postpartum stages. They provide continuous emotional, physical, and informational support throughout each stage, and can serve as an advocate and educator for pregnant women. Doulas are dedicated to ensuring each mother has a healthy, positive, and satisfying birthing experience.

For more information, contact:  
(716) 835-9358 ext. 102
mackley@erieniagaraahec.org

Benefits of a Doula:

  • 35% fewer negative birth experiences

  • Less use of pain medications

  • Lower preterm birth rates

  • 39% fewer cesareans (c-sections)

  • Higher APGAR (Appearance, Pulse, Grimace,   Activity, Respiration) Scores

  • Greater likelihood of shorter labor time

  • Increased rates of breastfeeding

Listen Here:

In this interview, Erie Niagara AHEC's Executive Director, Danise Wilson, discusses the need and benefits of using a doula.
DOULA interview with DaniseWBLK - Yasmin Young
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Doula Catalog:
Take a look at our current doula options!

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Participants will receive: 

  • Free doula services throughout pregnancy

  • Monthly stipends for up to 12 months after pregnancy

  • Help with housing, transportation, food access, and workforce development

Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center 

For more information, please contact us!

Email: info@erieniagaraahec.org

Phone: 716.835.9358

Address: 77 Goodell St, Suite 460, Buffalo, NY 14203

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