Please read this amazing article linked above.
As someone who identifies as Xicana, this article and others focusing on this topic is becoming increasingly important to me. Many of the services for pregnant women in our area tend to be geared towards wealthy, well-resourced, non-people of color. This excludes many women (including low-income white women) who are unable to access services that could lead to important changes in lifestyle, diet, and overall mentalities surrounding birth. I believe it is important to have accessible birth services readily available to all communities. It is equally as important to be able to have these services offered by persons from one's respective community who can understand the struggles and background of a mother going through pregnancy. I am excited to see more and more collectives like Ancient Song Doula Services pop up in our communities and hope Que Venga La Luz can follow in their footsteps.
Con Mucho Cariño,
Elizabeth Diaz Ordaz