It has been my long-term goal, to start the work of Childbirth Education on the Rosebud Reservation, then expand the birthwork to local native women assisting families and extended family in childbirth. This vision includes a mobile bus that would be able to reach even the most rural of communities to assist in health care for pregnant and post-partum women, and a free-standing childbirth center. BIG dreams!
Today, I was thinking “What are the obstacles for young women who may be interested in becoming a Doula?” Well, first it would be the funding necessary to have the training as a Doula. So I set-up a scholarship funding campaign on Go Fund Me.
The campaign is designed to raise money for a minimum of 10 women. I believe that is a good start! If you are interested in supporting my vision, here is my campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/rstdoulas