AABN’s WeRISE Community Doula Program featured on TMJ4


From TMJ4 Milwaukee:

WeRise Community Doula Program sees positive outcomes in pilot year of program

MILWAUKEE — After the first year of the WeRise Community Doula Initiative, the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) reports positive birth outcomes for moms and babies.

Doulas are non-medical healthcare professional that provide support during prenatal visits, birth, and postpartum. WeRise provides doula’s to clients free of charge.

In the pilot year, the state-funded program served 90 birthing people in Southeastern Wisconsin by 25 Black doulas. Of those 90 births, 95% of babies were born at full-term and only five babies were admitted to the NICU.

Because of those outcomes, the WeRise program is moving into a new phase, focused on increasing referrals and recruiting even more doulas to help address maternal and child health disparities in Milwaukee.

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