Ashe Birthing Services Community + Sustainability Fund

Ashe Birthing Services is a small group of birth and postpartum doulas of color (based in the Bronx, NY)  that work together to provide full spectrum services to the families we serve.

Combatting the Maternal Health Crisis

Information from the White House regarding the Biden Administration's plan to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.

Dove: Black Birth Equity Fund

As part of our commitment to help close the gap in care and improve health outcomes – for Black expectant mothers, birthing individuals, and their babies – we have started the Black Birth Equity Fund. We hope to help open up access to doula services as lifesaving care.

HRSA Funding + Grants

Learn about getting supplemental funding to increase the availability of doulas in Healthy Start service areas most affected by infant and maternal mortality in order to reduce such deaths and decrease such racial/ethnic disparities.


Irth (as in Birth, but we dropped the B for bias) helps Black and brown women and birthing people have a more safe and empowered pregnancy and parenting experience by allowing you to see how other parents of color, just like you, experienced care at a doctor or hospital. Then we turn those collective experiences into meaningful data to push for change within health systems. 

Join our fight to end racism and bias in maternity and infant care.

Maternal Mental Health Now

The mission of Maternal Mental Health NOW is to remove barriers to the prevention, screening and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression.

Metro Homebirth: Black Homebirth Initiative

The Black Home Birth Initiative is increasing access to culturally safe care with a Black home birth midwife for Black families.

Mount Sinai: Rainbow Clinic

When parents have a stillborn child, it can be difficult to hope again or plan for another child—often called a “rainbow baby.” At the Mount Sinai – Rainbow Clinic, we understand. Women and their families who have had a stillborn child need emotional support, the most advanced medical attention, and someone to walk beside them—every step of the way.

National Birth Equity Collaborative

NBEC creates transnational solutions that optimize Black maternal, infant, sexual, and reproductive wellbeing. We shift systems and culture through training, research, technical assistance, policy, advocacy, and community-centered collaboration.

NYC Doula Initiative

The Citywide Doula Initiative provides professional, no-cost doula services to residents of neighborhoods that have been especially affected by COVID-19. To enroll, you must live in one of the neighborhoods shown in blue on this map and be income-eligible for Medicaid.

The Bridge Project

We're giving new mothers across New York City up to $1000 every month for three years, no strings attached. 

Our goal is to simplify the solution and empower families to secure their own futures. We want to provide mothers and babies with the resources to lift themselves out of poverty so the next generation of New Yorkers has a strong foundation to grow, learn, and turn possibility into reality.

The Bridge Project
Womb Bus

The Womb Bus is a community health & wellness hub for families to connect to reproductive care resources and education. It provides much needed and immediate access to quality maternal and reproductive health care to Black and Brown communities in the Bronx. 

The Birthing Place