Alabama Prison Birth Project provides one-on-one, peer support to expectant mothers imprisoned in Alabama. By continuously nurturing them through their pregnancy and birthing time, modeling healthy relationships for them, validating their experience by reflecting back their feelings, and holding space around them as they welcome and separate from their newborns, we hope to encourage a continued connection between them and their babies. This connection is key to healthy infant outcomes, healthy infant development, and increased mental well-being and connection for the mother. Data have shown lower cesarean rates, lower risks of infants going to special care nursery, lower preterm birth rates, and higher breastfeeding rates when mothers are accompanied by a companion during pregnancy and in the birth room. Click here to watch a video explaining what a doula, or birth companion, is.