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How we help

Healthy Moms Rising Program provides refugee moms with an overview of what they will encounter during their pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience in the US. Cheryl Wood and Shannon Popa are Tulsa area doulas who have been active in helping Afghan moms receive support as they give birth in a new country. They have the vision to use the Embrace Refugee Birth Support birth education curriculum to serve the Tulsa refugee community and established the 6-week Healthy Moms Rising class. Qualified birth educators partner with refugee background interpreters to present the content in women’s heart language with cultural sensitivity. 

Our class series covers:

  • Prenatal Care

  • Childbirth Education 

  • Informed Consent & Patient Rights 

  • Newborn Care

  • Breastfeeding 

  • Postpartum Care & Women's Health

“The well-being of mothers is the fabric from which the cloth of the future of our society is made.”

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