Rating: 4.96 stars   23 reviews

Issues: Health, Reproductive Rights

Location: 101 State St Portland ME 04101 USA

Mission: Birth Roots removes the obstacles to perinatal health by providing a continuity of community support, education and resources, before, during and after the birth of a child. Birth Roots’s unique and innovative programs reduce perinatal isolation and provide access to a support network thus helping to alleviate two of the most preventable causes of postpartum depression.
Target demographics: newly pregnant, almost due, new parents in Southern Maine
Direct beneficiaries per year: 500 families
Geographic areas served: Southern Maine
Programs: Prenatal classes & groups, Postnatal classes & groups, Doula Training, Doula Teas, Perinatal Resource Guide
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-1803650
(207) 772-4784
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Birth Roots is to the perinatal phase (9 months before and 9 months after birth) what a doula is to the hours of labor and childbirth, an advocate for acknowledging and meeting a birthing woman's non-clinical needs to feel safe and central to her process of becoming a mother, both physically and emotionally. Women who participate in the Birth Roots Community gain increased self-awareness about their transition and are much less likely to feel traumatized by the birth process and are more able to employ skills and resources for preventing postpartum depression.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching a community of mothers/families learn to rely on each other, benefiting from my own "Flock" of parents to grow with, helping first time mothers feel confident and competent through this vulnerable time.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the level of connection I feel to other women during a time [early parenting] when many women are most likely to feel isolated and alone.

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