Harambe Village Doulas
Founded in 2014, Harambee Village is a community-based doula organization committed to mothers, babies, and families based in Madison, Wisconsin.
Harambee Village Doulas is a community-based doula agency that consists of a team of trusted, compassionate professionals trained by the industry's leading doula organizations. Our mission is to enhance the childbearing experience, empowering women by promoting doula support, advocating evidenced based care and providing accessible education based on the mother-centered model of maternity care.
We are a collective of birth professionals who support women and families with a specific aim to dismantle disparities of race, class, gender and sexuality that lead to negative birth experiences, especially for women of color, birthing people with economic barriers, survivors of trauma, immigrant families, queer and transgendered folks.We put mothers and babies first, working effectively with your entire support team including their partners, family members and midwives or medical personnel to provide your well rounded care. Our philosophy is that birth is a normal and natural process.
Trusting that each birthing person knows how to give birth instinctively, we believe that offering information, guidance, the power of touch, and a range of support from emotional to educational- we can replace questions with answers and worry with empowerment. Our work involves educating the community, and challenging abuses by medical personnel and overuse of medical interventions. It also involves advocating for universal access to culturally appropriate, patient-centered health care. It includes the right to choose whether or not to carry a pregnancy, to choose when, where, how, and with whom to birth, including access to traditional and indigenous birth-workers, such as midwives and doulas, and the right to breastfeeding support.