“I was very fortunate to have Maria’s support when I was pregnant with my first child.”
Compañeras “Childbirth Coaches”
Provide bilingual and bi-cultural support to at-risk immigrant mothers to promote safer births and healthier babies.
*Connect with the client before the birth
*Serve as a coach during birth at the hospital
*Write narratives regarding the experiences
*Provide follow-up postpartum checks
*Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with culturally diverse staff and participants.
*Patience and problem solving skills.
*Be at least 18 years of age
*Have a clean driving record – incoming candidates will be required to submit current DL and automobile insurance for screening
*Accept up to 2 clients per month
*Can make a 6 month commitment
*Have viable transportation
*Bilingual English – Spanish