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This Black Man Became A Certified Doula To Make The Birth Process Safe For Black Moms

Because men need to prepare when it comes to the birth of a baby too! According to Spectrum News1, Carson native Dustin Young has always had questions about the birthing process. Now, as a certified doula, he is helping others through the birth process and encouraging men to join him in making Black moms have safer births. “As I got older, I just kind of like look at women as gods essentially, which you guys are,” said Young. He credits his baby sister as the reason he became a doula after he says her medical team wasn’t supportive, leaving her to face a difficult pregnancy alone. “Her fifth month, she went to the doctor and had some bad news,” continued Young. “She found out the heartbeat stopped, and she had a stillbirth.” When a second chance for his sister came around, Young would not allow her to do it alone. He located a doula and became an assistant. He then helped his sister while she was in labor at home for hours before escorting her to the hospital to help with his...

Jun 16, 2021