Jane Crow Project Presents

 Voices of Midwives and Doulas


Part of Legacy of Black Midwife Series featuring Safia Monroe, midwife, historian, and public health professional. Her mission of reducing infant and maternal mortality has earned her numerous awards.

All My Babies: Both educational tool and poetic portrait of a black midwife and childbirth in the Deep South. (Public Domain) George Stoney's classic All My Babies is not only a profound portrait of midwife "Miss Mary" Coley, but also is a documentary record of the living conditions of African-American families in 1950s Georgia.



Ruth Lubic

Ruth Lubic, 90, remains an active leader in the safe birth movement from her Washington-based Family Development Center.

Nonkululeko Tyehemba

Nonkululeko Tyehemba, in her 70s, is a national activist from her Harlem base and trains midwives in Somalialand.


Chanel Portia left Wall Street job and became a doula.She is founder of Ancient Song Doula Services, based in Brooklyn.