Our Doula Scholarship Program
Although the United States spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, more than two women die during childbirth every day, making maternal mortality in the United States the highest when compared to 49 other countries in the developed world. African Americans are four times as likely to suffer from maternal morbidity and mortality than Caucasians, and there has been no large-scale improvement over the course of 20 years to rectify these conditions.
Carriage House Birth is committed to creating access to our Doula trainings without the barriers that prevent folks from getting the Doula education they desire. We offer two to three birth and postpartum Doula scholarship spots for every Doula training we hold.
These scholarships are available for anyone with a special situation that cannot access a Doula training and are called to serve communities that may have limited access to support.
Scholarship priority goes to BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ Doulas and Doulas looking to work with incarcerated birthing people and/or the homeless population.
The CDC reports an increase in the maternal mortality ratio in the United States from 18.8 deaths per 100,000 births to 23.8 deaths per 100,000 births between 2000 and 2014, a 26.6% increase. It is estimated that 20-50% of these deaths are due to preventable causes, such as hemorrhage, severe high blood pressure, and infection.
Help us make a difference by providing Doula care to those who need it most with a contribution to our Doula Scholarship fund today. Our annual goal of $10,000 for 2020 will train community Doulas to work on the ground where they are most needed to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those who may not have access to the type of care and advocacy that can save lives.