Richmond Doula Project

richmond doula project logo: illustration of hip bones and flower 

Richmond Doula Project (RDP)
A new partnership with the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project (RRFP)


RRFP is the fiscal sponsor and partner with RDP to support access to full-spectrum doulas for our callers in the Richmond region. For more information on their work, visit www.doulaprojectrva.org

Contact doulaproject@rrfp.net or (804) 464-7003 to get connected to a full spectrum doula, for more information, or to get involved.

richmond doula project member ashley supporting a pregnant person in labor. RDP member ashley is outside of a tub of water while the pregnant person is inside, eyes closed. the birthing partner is watching, with back turned away from the camera.


MISSION

Richmond Doula Project provides free emotional, spiritual, and physical support and education to all pregnant people, no matter the outcome of the pregnancy. This project works with communities that are most vulnerable to negative outcomes and experiences within the current healthcare system. We will be accessible to non-english speakers, immigrant communities, LGBTQ+ folks, low income, and incarcerated people and those struggling with mental health and addiction.


VISION

Richmond Doula Project strives to create a culture in which pregnant people feel empowered and supported during pregnancy and birth, an experience that has become a political battleground for many marginalized people. Within the Reproductive Justice framework, this project advocates for the safety, validation and autonomy of all people during the experiences of abortion, adoption, birth, fetal anomaly, miscarriage, pregnancy, or stillbirth. We will fight to never recreate systems of oppression in our organization by constantly centering the voices of the community that we serve and adjusting our vision to the needs expressed by them. We will continue to learn, evolve, and grow.

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