Support during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum time
The Childbirth Collective is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to education, support, and advocacy for birthing people and families.
The Childbirth Collective was conceived in the early 90s. A group of dedicated birthworkers recognized the value of labor support and doula care and formed the Childbirth Collective. Since our humble beginnings we have grown to be a vibrant and thriving birth community. Today the Twin Cities metro area has the highest doula attended birth rates in the United States.
The mission of The Childbirth Collective is to enhance birth experiences by promoting quality professional doula support, advocating evidence-based care, educating birth professionals who support the wellness model of perinatal care by creating spaces to connect with the community, and each other.
We work to enhance birth experiences and reduce health disparities for expecting people by promoting quality prenatal through birth and postpartum support through public outreach and professional education.
The Childbirth Collective recognizes disparities in perinatal health within Black, brown, indigenous, Latinx, and LGBTQIA+ communities, throughout the birth continuum. In order to further the closure of these gaps, the Board and the membership of The Childbirth Collective are dedicated to listening to and amplifying the voices of affected communities and supporting those that identify and/or work within those communities.
Our organization is run by volunteers. We operate through the generosity and donations of those we serve, friends in the community, and people who have felt that our presence in the birth community impacted themselves or a loved one for the better.
Your generous donations help us do the following
- Offer continuing
education and professional development to our members, including workshops that enrich their knowledge and skills.
- Promote doula
support and understanding of the role and benefits of doulas to families and
- Advocate for better
policies for pregnancy care including culturally appropriate and inclusive care, insurance reimbursement for doula
services and other efforts. The Childbirth Collective works to build relationships with
hospitals, birth centers, organizations and care providers in our region.
- Support and collaborating with other vital organizations in Minnesota that provide services and resources to birthing individuals and families.
- Provide families with access to a large network of local birth workers, evidence based information,
and details about birth and parenting-related local events.
The Childbirth Collective is a 501(c)3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible.