November 27, 2019

Wow, it has been a long time since we've posted to our blog! It has been neglected, and we hope to revive it. With all the different avenues for getting information to our supporters and former clients, it's hard to know the most effective way to reach folks.  Let us s...

October 1, 2018

Walking with people as they experience pregnancy, birth, and separation from their babies is an honor. It's not easy. It's life-changing. It's a chance to make a difference. If you are interested in supporting people through immensely difficult and beautiful times, now...

We are so proud to link to the recently-published essay of two women and mothers in the We Rise - Leadership Circle of the Minnesota Prison Doula Project. There have been several prison doula projects that have come and gone in our country.  I truly believe the reason...

Question: whether she is still in your life, has left your life, or was never in your life --

Did you need your mother?

Love from our mothers is a basic, human need. When doulas companion women through pregnancy and birth and postpartum, regardless of outcomes, a mother...

For the first time in the 76 years Tutwiler has housed women in Alabama, an imprisoned mother gave birth to her newborn while her Alabama Prison Birth Project doula stood beside her, holding her hand.

Her doula massaged her legs because she was feeling contractions in h...

There is this very distinct pause I notice whenever I tell people about my internship. I think people generally don’t know how to react when you say you will be working with incarcerated pregnant and postpartum mothers. I totally understand the lack of words, as I sit...

December 6, 2017

One of our financial supporters sent us a letter when we asked why she gave to APBP.  She has given us permission to publish it.

Dear APBP,

The reasons why I chose to partner with y'all are many, but I'll try to sum up my two main reasons.

Firstly, I wanted to make some f...

November 16, 2017

The following is a conversation Erin had with a mother in our group - Terra. She has given us permission to publish it on our blog in hopes that it will provide some insight into her experience of giving birth and being separated from her newborn while in prison. Terra...

September 13, 2017

​​The APBP is pleased to announce that it received a start-up grant of $20,000 to fully implement the three components of planned programming inside Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, including 1) weekly Birthing Care Group (including birthing classes, support, and nutri...

August 16, 2017

I was born on the fence. 

I am a fence-sitter.

My father is a wonderful guy. He's not sociable. He's happy living his own life on his own.  He's always been a fiscal conservative, and as he gets older, he gets more socially conservative. He spent his career as a CPA, and...

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