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Make a Difference This Giving Tuesday with CVD - Empowering Safe and Equitable Birth Outcomes


Giving Tuesday with CVD

Making a difference this Giving Tuesday with CVD is essential for several reasons. CVDoulas play a significant role in maternal and infant health and well-being. Some of the reasons are compelling, while others are simple and plain. The uniting factor is that they all influence the change we want to see in safe birth equity. Your giving powers:


🤰🏾Enhanced Prenatal Care: Doulas provide additional prenatal care, which can help identify and manage potential health risks early. This is crucial in communities where access to quality prenatal care may be limited.


🌈 Reduced Stress and Anxiety: Doulas provide emotional support that can alleviate stress and anxiety, which are known to negatively impact pregnancy outcomes. Reduced stress can lead to healthier pregnancies and reduced risk of complications.


🌟 Improved Labor and Delivery Outcomes: Doulas provide support during labor and delivery, which has been linked to reduced rates of medical interventions like cesarean sections and episiotomies, both of which carry risks. Natural, less intervention-heavy births can lead to better outcomes for both mother and baby.


🧑🏾‍⚕️Advocacy in Healthcare Settings: Doulas often act as advocates for birthing people in healthcare settings, ensuring their needs and preferences are heard and respected. This is particularly important for Black and Brown women, who often face systemic biases and disparities in healthcare.


👩🏾‍🏫 Education and Empowerment: Doulas educate and empower their clients about their birthing options and rights, leading to more informed decision-making. Knowledgeable decision-making can lead to safer births and better postpartum outcomes.


👩🏾‍🍼 Postpartum Support: Postpartum care provided by doulas can help detect and manage complications early, contributing to better long-term maternal health.


💖 Cultural Competence: CVDoulas from the same community can offer culturally relevant care, which is more effective and comforting. Understanding cultural nuances and trust-building can significantly impact health outcomes.


🏘 Community Building and Support: Doula services can help build supportive communities around birthing people, creating networks that provide emotional and practical support.


🧑🏾‍⚕️ Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Doulas often assist with non-medical aspects of well-being, such as housing, nutrition, and access to other resources, which are crucial determinants of health.


Giving Tuesday with CVD

Giving to Chicago Volunteer Doulas this season is an investment in the well-being of whole families and communities, which can significantly impact our society. Therefore, we're inviting you to Be The Change in birth inequity. There are several ways to support our commitment to improving birth and reproductive justice and equity.

  1. Your one-time or monthly donation helps keep CVDoulas working to turn the tide on the disproportionate numbers surrounding Black maternal mortality and morbidity.

  2. You can volunteer as a doula or, in other ways, email us to let us know you want to help. We're a small organization doing considerable work - we could use all hands on deck!

Thank you in advance for helping in any way you can. We appreciate you assisting Chicago Volunteer Doulas in our efforts to end the disparities surrounding Black Maternal Mortality and Morbidity.

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