Indiana's infant mortality rate is now the 9th highest in the country. Indiana's maternal mortality rate is 49.8 of 100,000 live births for white women and a shocking 71.5 of 100,000 live births for African American women. Having a doula can help!
Giving Back: Local
You can help make a difference in the lives of others!
Did you or someone you know love having a doula and want to help another family have that same experience?
So many in our local Indianapolis community would love to have a doula at their birth, but just cannot afford it. These include single moms, low income families, families with a job loss, birth moms choosing adoption, teen moms... and the list goes on.
Indiana's infant mortality rate is now the 9th highest in the country. Indiana's maternal mortality rate is 49.8 of 100,000 live births for white women and a shocking 71.5 of 100,000 live births for African American women. Having a doula can help! Check out this article to read more. Doulas can make a difference!
Here at Willow Tree Doula Services, we want to serve ALL moms, but we need your help! To be able to gift a pregnant mama with doula services, we need donations. No amount is too small or too big. You can gift a smaller amount and we'll pool it with other funds until we have enough to cover a package OR you can gift a whole package to a deserving mama. We know you'll do what you can and we will honor that by giving the best care to the recipient of your gift.
A little about how this got started: I had been thinking about how we could serve moms in need in our Indianapolis community and had been praying about how that might come about. I had some ideas but hadn't done much about it.
August 2020: during a postpartum visit a client was so happy with our services they asked how anyone who can't afford a doula could have these services... because they felt everyone should have a doula to help them through pregnancy and birth. I told them of my current (and future non-profit) hopes and plans and BOOM... they said they wanted to help. By the time I got home money had been sent to Willow Tree through Venmo not only by this client, but some of their family members wanted to donate too. Amazing!
The very next day I was able to use that money to pay off the fee of a mama in need. That was awesome for all involved.
Soon it happened again. I had another sweet family that I had previously served send me a check for donated doula services. The timing couldn't have been more perfect, because just the day before I had been told about a Mom in need whose baby had a major health issue and she had no support. Because of my generous donors, I was able to offer her doula services. She has told me over and over what a difference it made for her. Let's keep helping these Moms.
How YOU can help!
Now that we have a fund started....we would LOVE to partner with more people to serve families in need in our Indianapolis community. Would you be willing to help?
If you have any questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about Moms in need.
If you want to help, you can send donations of any amount via Zelle or Venmo
Zelle is email@example.com
Venmo is @willowtreedoulaservices (please use friends and family).
Please note "Moms in need" in the subject box.
Let's make a difference one woman at a time.
Thank you for partnering with us to make birth better in Indianapolis!