Episode 45: Birth Werk (ft. The DC Doula)
What should you expect if you are a Black Muslim woman who is expecting? And how might a doula be able to help? On this episode, we discuss these questions and more with The DC Doula herself, Malika Hook Muhammad. Tune in to learn more about how the medical system fails women of color, how home births and birthing centers differ from a hospital setting and how to choose the right people to be by your side in the delivery room.
Guest: Malika Hook Muhammad, @dcdoula, trained to be a doula in 2008 with Debra Pascali-Bonoro, author of Orgasmic Birth. She spent several years working with the Philadelphia Alliance for Labor Support, providing childbirth education and support to families with limited financial resources. Malika moved to the DC Area in 2011 and began providing DC doula services to parents throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia. You can read more about her work at https://www.thedcdoula.com/