Are you pregnant and a resident of Trenton/Mercer County

Children’s Futures offers free Doula services to women of color

Children’s Futures’ (CF) Trenton Community Doula Program has been established to respond to the high rates of Black Infant Mortality in Trenton.  Its expressed goal is to reduce this phenomenon by working with at-risk women of color in the Trenton community providing them with individually tailored prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care.

The program was started in 2018 with funding from the Department of Health.  Subsequent funding for the program was received from the Nicholson Foundation in 2019.

The program provides each mom with a Doula.  A Doula is a skilled, certified individual that provides emotional, physical and informational support to expectant moms and their partners from inception throughout the full birthing cycle.  Doulas provide their clients with information about the birth process, training on a variety of comfort measures and coping skills, and common birthing procedures.

Currently, CF has 16 Doulas of color to meet the needs of the women they serve.  Since December 2018, CF has provided services to over 100 women.

Please contact Deyonna Pope at (609) 695-1977, if you would like to have Doula services to support you through your pregnancy.