Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Support Your Doulas

Some of you know, some of you don't, but I'm an Abortion Doula. What that means is that when women have scheduled their abortion procedure* I am with them in the procedure room. I help them breath, relax, and move through the procedure quickly and safely. We not only help the patient and her family, we also help the physicians.

This is not a new profession, as abortions and births have been going on since the beginning of time! However, the Doula Project of NY is a new program and we are currently in only one public hospital in the state. We are in the process of achieving our non-profit 501(c)3 status and are having fundraisers to make sure we can afford all that we need to make this happen!

Currently the abortion doulas are all volunteer. That's right! I may work 4 jobs, but I am committed to this project and to serving women who are in need of support and comfort. I am not alone, all of the abortion doulas are committed as well. We are made up of birth doulas, adoption doulas, and abortion doulas. All of us provide valuable services that center the family.

Please support if you can and make a donation via our website, or come out to one of our events!

*not only because it is their CHOICE not to be a parent, but for many women, they have had miscarriages and they need to make sure the entire contents of the pregnancy are no longer inside them, others planned to have parent their child but the baby has multiple complications such as anencephaly or is stillborn.

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