"Thank you for being there in my time of need.
I really appreciate it truly from the bottom of my heart
because times like that it's hard being alone...
I'm sure if other women are in need of a friend,
you will be there."
– Birth Sister Client

Giving birth is a special time in a woman's life. It is a chance to make healthy lifestyle choices for herself and her baby, a time to reach out for needed resources, and an opportunity to form deeper connections with her community.

The Birth Sisters Program is an innovative multi-cultural doula service that offers women "sister-like" support during pregnancy, childbirth, and the post-partum period.

Trained to give social support to at-risk mothers in their community and connect them to needed resources, Birth Sisters offer prenatal home visits, labor support, and help at home after the baby comes. By "mothering the mother", they play an important role in empowering women, their children, and their communities.

For more information on the Birth Sisters Program, contact Dona Rodrigues, CNM, at Dona.Rodrigues@bmc.org or (617)414-7333.