Providing free pregnancy, birth and postpartum support to pregnant people of color

in Travis County

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in

Austin, TX by a collective of Black and Hispanic mamas determined to make a change. 

We provide culturally resonant and quality prenatal and postnatal care in Austin and Travis County.

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Mission 

To improve pregnancy and birth outcomes for communities of color

in Central Texas by providing

culturally congruent education

and support using the midwifery 

model of care

Vision

Woman of color sisterhood disrupting capitalism,

white supremacy, patriarchy and institutional abuse through horizontal leadership and focus on whole-body wellness from a reproductive justice lense

Mission

Woman of color sisterhood disrupting capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy and institutional abuse through horizontal leadership and focus on whole-body wellness from a reproductive justice lense

To improve pregnancy and birth outcomes for communities of color in Central Texas by providing culturally congruent education and support using the midwifery model of care

Vision
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Mission

Vision

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Reproductive justice is "the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities," Loretta Ross

 

Programs

Offering holistic support services through a reproductive justice lens supported by knowledge of the midwifery model of care

104

People Served 

(Jan. to Sept. 2020)

72

Care Packages Delivered to  Families for COVID-19 Relief

60

Families received financial assistance from MSVW

TESTIMONIALS

From our community

Mother of baby Z

After spending time doing Google searches for Black and Hispanic midwives and doulas in the Austin area I stumbled upon the Mama Sana Vibrant Woman website and from there sent an email inquiring about their support. I decided to sign up for their free prenatal support groups led by MSVW birth companion, Ellen Gonzalez. Ellen provided a wealth of resources and support about birthing techniques, best practices for advocating for yourself during childbirth (especially with the new COVID procedures) and preparing our home environment for a new baby.

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