Doula Support for Women in the Criminal-Legal System

Video Resources

  • Convening on Pregnancy in Correctional Settings: Advocacy and Research on Reproductive Wellness of Incarcerated People. On December 10, 2017, from 11 am - 5 pm 72 people from across the country joined together to discuss how incarceration impacts pregnant people. Doula and Breastfeeding Support Programs in Prisons and Jails. Moderated by Monica McLemore. Kenzie Johnson, Erica Gerrity, Maria Ramos Bracamontes. (1 hour; 13 minutes)

  • Moms Beyond Bars: Pregnancy and Parenting through Incarceration | Jacqueline Williams | TEDx, Jacqueline Williams, Co-Founder and Development Director of the Michigan Prison Doula Initiative, describes the role of this organization in the network of care for incarcerated pregnant women, (2018, 11 minutes)

  • Incarcerated & Pregnant | Promoting the Health of Mothers and Babies Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health, University of Minnesota. (2016, 7 minutes)

  • How to Start a Prison Doula Project Erica Gerrity (Program Director and Founder) and Rae Baker (Program Coordinator) discuss their experiences providing prenatal education and birth support for incarcerated women through their innovative prison doula program. (2015, 34 minutes)

  • Isis Rising: Prison Doula Program at Shakopee Women's Prison Erica Gerrity discusses working with incarcerated pregnant mothers, and her research on improving outcomes for children born of incarcerated mothers. (2014, 30 minutes)

  • Prison Doula Project: Positive Outcomes (Washington) The Master's in Public Administration program of the Evergreen State College 2013 cohort members Rachel McAuley & Sarah Morris present a short animated film about their research. (2013, 11 minutes)

Audio Resources

In gratitude to Beth Isaacs and Illinois Birth Justice for the original creation of this list.