WHAT: UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is hosting a four-day doula training at Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) from July 19 to 22. A hospital-hosted doula job fair in June led to twelve enthusiastic and diverse women joining the UPMC Magee birth doula team. As part of a Richard King Mellon Foundation grant, the soon-to-be doulas will receive training at no cost.
UPMC’s community-based doula team launched in 2004 and aims to understand and meet the medical and socio-economical needs of underserved communities in the region. With equity and inclusiveness as core values, the doula team provides a safe space for expectant and laboring families.
In collaboration with UPMC Magee, Healthy Start Inc.
, and the Richard King Mellon Foundation, this program will help MWRI gather data to support the inclusion of doula for women who would benefit from the added resource.
- Beth Quinn, M.S.N., R.N.C., director, UPMC Magee women’s health operations
- Doula training participants
WHEN: Media is invited from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 20
WHERE: Magee-Womens Research Institute, 204 Craft Ave., Pittsburgh, 15213
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