Welcome to the Village
a sacred & safe space for expectant women and families in St. Louis!
Jamaa Birth Village is a 501c3 non-profit Maternal Health organization located in Ferguson, Missouri serving the greater St. Louis metro area. Through its comprehensive and first of its kind "Equal Access Midwifery Clinic", Jamaa Birth Village provides culturally based traditional and evidence based Midwifery + Doula care, Perinatal Mental Health Care, Holistic Therapy, Spa Services, Childbirth Education and so much more! Since 2015 we have supported 500+ families with perinatal care. Our goal is to lower prematurity and the infant & maternal mortality/morbidity rates that are significantly higher for Black women through community led and woman centered care.
To provide affordable access to Midwives & Doulas of color and Childbirth & Parenting education in the St. Louis region to lower prematurity, maternal-infant morbidity and mortality through a network of health professionals and peers.
African American women are 3 times more likely to die of causes related to pregnancy.
SOLUTION: We provide culturally competent, comprehensive midwifery and doula care through pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
African American babies are 2 times more likely to die before their 1st birthday than white babies
SOLUTION: Our Jamaa Succeeds Family Support Program provides social, physical and emotional wellness support for two full years so families can thrive.