Who are we? Here you will find birthworkers of colour. Doulas, midwives, antenatal teachers, alternative therapies, birth photographers, photographers, hypno therapists for birth.
Why? We live in an amazing, multicultural world. When you look around the UK, doulas and birthkeepers, the doulas of colour, the black and the brown ones, are few and extremely far between. On visiting to a black baby show, we found more in that day than we had in years within the doula organisation that we belonged to. We still aren’t many and so invited them to join the doula organisation, but they declined, saying it wasn’t the space for them.
Fast forward a few years, and we decided to see if we could find any more. A Facebook group was started and there were twelve of us. Over a year that number grew and with the addition of a few overseas members, we currently stand at over 100.
What does Nyumbani Kwa Mama mean? Mother’s Home.
How do I pronounce it? Nigh Um Bany Qwa Mama
They are all so amazing. I am so glad I found this network of Black Women
I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can’t fail if you do that – Anita Hill