BMATX provides support through pregnancy and up to 1 year after birth to ensure that mom is supported, thriving and baby successfully reaches the 1 year milestone. On average, mamas are with BMATX up to 18 months.
- Sister Doula program offers holistic support and childbirth education for healthy pregnancies
- Includes prenatal, birth, and one year of postpartum careHome visits, labor support & virtual visits
- Monthly Sister Circle support groups
Mental Health & Wellness
- Free, confidential psychotherapy & counseling for: trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, parenting & relationships, family dynamics, intimate partner violence, spirituality and other concerns
- Specialized support groups & group therapy for pregnant and postpartum clients
- Soothe Your Nerves Anxiety Support Groups
- Wellness groups: Mindfulness, yoga, & nature-based
- Case consultation and connection to community resources
Community Support & Education
- Childbirth Education
- Effective Black Parenting classes
- Community outreach & advocacy
- Groundwater Analysis Training in collaboration with Joyce James Consulting
Resources & Downloads
Prenatal Care Tips
While proper prenatal care and screening is important, Black mothers also need the support of fathers, family and the community to ensure a healthy prenatal, birthing and postpartum experience.
Benefits of Doulas
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