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066 The Revolutionary Doula Sabia Wade- part 2

The Birth Ease Podcast

Listen in to the second part of Michelle’s conversation with Sabia Wade. Together, they explore the ways in which the current medical system is failing us from patient to physician and the reality that many birth professionals carry secondary trauma due to the hierarchical system and the very nature of birth itself. They discuss why self-care is a vital responsibility for all birth workers. Sabia encourages expecting families to demand and require curiosity from the providers and caregivers that are assisting them with their care. "For me, it is always important for anyone that I interact with to know that they are the expert of themselves. And that I am here to assist in whatever ways that I can. That's my job. That's who I am. I am never going to be the person who is the all-mighty knowing. But I can assist you in what you know about yourself. And I can assist you in learning new things about yourself, and you can assist me in learning more. That's the kind of energy that needs to be brought to birth work and just to people to people interactions."—Sabia WadeAbout Sabia C. Wade:Sabia is a radical doula, educator, doula business coach, reproductive justice advocate, and somatic practitioner in training that is elevating the voices and experiences of marginalized communities. Sabia embraces the role as a liberator of self by equity, autonomy, and justice for every body!In 2015, Sabia's doula journey began as a volunteer doula with The Prison Birth Project. In the role as a volunteer doula, Sabia assisted incarcerated and formerly incarcerated parents, as well as parents in recovery for two years. In these two years, Sabia gained knowledge not only about birth but also about topics such as obstetric violence, the Black maternal crisis, and reproductive justice. That experience has been the foundation of who Sabia is, all that Sabia does, and who Sabia is becoming.In 2018, Sabia founded the nonprofit organization, For The Village, a community doula program that provides free and low-cost doula services to underrepresented communities. They are currently partnered with Project Concern International and Birth Roots Birth Center to better outcomes for Black birthing people in San Diego, CA.Sabia's experience and knowledge inspired the creation of the Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings (BADT) in 2019. The goals of BADT are bringing necessary education to birth workers seeking to go beyond the standard doula role and into advocacy for the underrepresented and increase accessibility to BADT by creating an online platform, as well as providing affordable options to participating birth workers. In 2020, Sabia officially started the training to become a Somatic Experience Practitioner with the Somatic Experience Trauma Institute (SETI) after embodying the practice into her own life for about two years, and is now a proud member of the board of directors for SETI.   Connect with Sabia Wade:Websites: https://theblackdoula.com/,   https://www.badoulatrainings.org/Facebook:  @doulasabia, @birthingadvocacyInstagram: @theblackdoula, @birthingadvocacy Connect with Michelle Smith:Website:  BirthEaseServices.comFacebook:   Birth Ease,   The Birth Ease Podcast,  Birth Ease Baby Loss SupportInstagram:    @birtheasemichellesmith,  @birtheaselossssupportYouTube:    Birth EaseLinkedIn:  Birth Ease Michelle SmithShow:  Birth Ease

46mins

2 Dec 2020

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065 The Revolutionary Doula Sabia Wade- part 1

The Birth Ease Podcast

Listen in to part 1 of this 2 part conversation as Sabia Wade shares how the mix of birth, trauma, anti-racism, and advocacy has brought purpose and drives Sabia's mission for equity, autonomy, and justice for every body and the revolutionary projects she is up to. Together Michelle and Sabia discuss the importance of being your full self as a birth worker and remembering to openly focus on the spaces that fill you with joy. They explore the shifts that are happening within the birth community, why it is a disservice to those we serve if we avoid harder conversations, the reality that  everyone deserves to be seen, and why trusting relationships are paramount to affecting change."Really what I like is birthing new aspects of people. Really what I like is holding space for people. Really what I like is celebrating and being present for the good and bad. ... I try to put it out there to be my full self so that people can come to me as their full selves and know that I can hold that space because I, too, am a full person."—Sabia WadeAbout Sabia C. Wade:Sabia is a radical doula, educator, doula business coach, reproductive justice advocate, and somatic practitioner in training that is elevating the voices and experiences of marginalized communities. Sabia embraces the role as a liberator of self by equity, autonomy, and justice for every body!In 2015, Sabia's doula journey began as a volunteer doula with The Prison Birth Project. In the role as a volunteer doula, Sabia assisted incarcerated and formerly incarcerated parents, as well as parents in recovery for two years. In these two years, Sabia gained knowledge not only about birth but also about topics such as obstetric violence, the Black maternal crisis, and reproductive justice. That experience has been the foundation of who Sabia is, all that Sabia does, and who Sabia is becoming.In 2018, Sabia founded the nonprofit organization, For The Village, a community doula program that provides free and low-cost doula services to underrepresented communities. They are currently partnered with Project Concern International and Birth Roots Birth Center to better outcomes for Black birthing people in San Diego, CA.Sabia's experience and knowledge inspired the creation of the Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings (BADT) in 2019. The goals of BADT are bringing necessary education to birth workers seeking to go beyond the standard doula role and into advocacy for the underrepresented and increase accessibility to BADT by creating an online platform, as well as providing affordable options to participating birth workers. In 2020, Sabia officially started the training to become a Somatic Experience Practitioner with the Somatic Experience Trauma Institute (SETI) after embodying the practice into her own life for about two years, and is now a proud member of the board of directors for SETI.   Connect with Sabia C. Wade:Websites: https://theblackdoula.com/,   https://www.badoulatrainings.org/Facebook:  @doulasabia, @birthingadvocacyInstagram: @theblackdoula,@birthingadvocacy Connect with Michelle Smith:Website:  BirthEaseServices.comFacebook:   Birth Ease,   The Birth Ease Podcast,  Birth Ease Baby Loss SupportInstagram:    @birtheasemichellesmith,  @birtheaselossssupportYouTube:    Birth EaseLinkedIn:  Birth Ease Michelle SmithShow:  Birth Ease

40mins

25 Nov 2020

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Ep. 37 - "Advocacy is putting the birthing person first" | Sabia Wade

Birth Allowed Radio

* Recorded October 2019 *In this episode of Birth Allowed Radio I am honored to speak with Sabia Wade, a Black, queer, full-spectrum doula in San Diego. She is the owner of Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, and Executive Director of For The Village, a reproductive justice non-profit providing free doula services to low-income and marginalized groups in the San Diego Area. We dive into the topic of advocacy and doulas - including how advocacy is defined in different populations and communities, and the affects of racism in the birth world. We also talk about the complicated communication dynamics for doulas - including how to navigate tricky conversations, how to read the room, how to identify who you can and can’t talk to you, the value of doulas and the importance of making a sustainable living in birth work.IN HER WORDS:“There’s so many different ways that you can advocate for somebody, and even with the clients that I work with, I feel like advocacy and what they expect from advocacy looks different de-pending on who they are, their income level, their race, their gender, their sexual identity. All the different things contribute to advocacy but it looks different depending on the person’s lens.”RESOURCES: Follow Sabia at her website (https://theblackdoula.com/), and on Instagram @theblackdoula.For more information on Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, visit birthingadvocacy.org, or Instagram @birthingadvocacy. Visit For the Village online (https://forthevillage.org/) and at Instagram @forthevillageinc.Go here to see the Evidence Based Birth® article, Evidence on: Doulas, which defines and examines advocacy: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/.

54mins

29 Jun 2020

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EBB 124 – Health Equity and COVID-19 with Sabia Wade

Evidence Based Birth®

In this episode, I interview Sabia Wade, a Black and Queer full spectrum doula, doula business coach and reproductive justice advocate. She is the founder of For The Village and Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings. She’s also a Somatic Experience Practitioner in training. Sabia’s mission is to bring inclusive, accessible and full spectrum education and resources to all individuals and organizations dedicated to creating a world of inclusion, justice and equity to birthing people all over the world. Sabia and I discuss health disparities and advocacy, and how both are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) and our Instructor program. Find an EBB Instructor here, and click here to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class. Resources: Follow Sabia’s on Instagram @theblackdoula and @birthingadvocacy. Connect with Sabina at The Black Doula and Birthing Advocacy.
 Donate to For the Village here. See Sabia’s Marco Polo Channel here.
 For sliding scale and/or free assistance from a doula, and birth strategy planning during the pandemic, contact birthunplanning@gmail.com. Black Maternal Health Week is April 14-21. Visit https://blackmamasmatter.org/bmhw/ to learn about upcoming webinars, resources, and more! Selected news articles about health disparities and the coronavirus: Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate Indian Country, where residents suffer disproportionately from disease, is bracing for coronavirus Black communities hit harder by coronavirus in Michigan, not just Detroit Bronx Residents Twice as Likely to Die From COVID-19 in NYC

53mins

15 Apr 2020

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Birthing Advocacy, Privileged Healthcare + Radical Education / Sabia Wade

homebody Podcast

Sabia Wade is a radical doula, educator, coach, advocate & the founder of For the Village and Birthing Advocacy Doula Training (BADT). Her mission is to bring inclusive, accessible and full spectrum education and resources to all individuals and organizations ready to take the next step in creating a world of inclusion, justice and equity to birthing people all over the world.⁠We discuss:How she got into birth work + BDSMThe discrepancies in care she witnessed when working in healthcareWhere birth work + sex work intersect for her What is full spectrum birth work?The importance of representation in these fieldsRacism + privilege in birth and birth workWhy she also decided to pursue somatic experience trainingBeing in our body as opposed to talking about how we lookThe importance of being seen, witnessing + celebrating one another and how BDSM makes space for thatDealing with imposter syndrome in her role as a leader + educatorThe importance of transparency as a leaderWhat she’s learned about abundance + moneyDealing with the push-pull of stability and driveIf you enjoyed this episode, check outEpisode 26 w/ Mary Grace Allerdice :Why We Shouldn't Bypass MoneyEpisode 13 w/ Andrea Glik :De-pathologizing our Stories, the Significance of Pleasure to Healing + What Kink has to Teach Us about Sex+Episode 6 w/ Nicole Qualls :Birth, Parenthood, Postpartum + Finding Your WorkShowNotesSupport the PodcastPURPOSE workshopSubscribe to the homebody newsletterBook a SessionOnline yoga classesMary Grace’s IGMary Grace's websiteSubmit a question for next solo episode --> hi@mgallerdice.com/ /Sabia's websiteSabia's IGPrison Birth ProjectJenna Brown's IGThe Fourth Trimester (book) by Kimberly Johnson@kinkyblackeducator IGSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/mgallerdice)

1hr 1min

12 Mar 2020

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019: Racism and Privilege in Birth Work With Doula Sabia Wade

Happy as a Mother

Did you know that women of colour are at 3-4 times greater risk of dying in childbirth in North America than white women? And it has nothing to do with their socioeconomic status, education and so on. This is a major problem, one that white people -- especially white providers-- need to be paying attention to. Doula Sabia Wade (@thebalckdoula on IG) Joins us today to talk about why this is happening and what we can do TODAY to help make a difference! Show Notes: https://bit.ly/2RxleaA

1hr 9mins

29 Jan 2020

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183: Sabia Wade

The BIRTHFIT Podcast

Sabia is a Radical Doula, Educator, Coach, Reproductive Justice Advocate & the founder of For The Village and Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings. Her mission is to bring inclusive, accessible and full spectrum education and resources to all individuals and organizations ready to take the next step in creating a world of inclusion, justice and equity to birthing people all over the world.

1hr 22mins

7 Jan 2020

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Episode 31 Privilege in Birth Work with Sabia Wade

Birth Trauma Training for Birth Workers

Could you even count on one hand the people in your life who are willing to challenge your ego and call you out on your desire to just stay comfortable in your life? To draw your attention to things that you take for granted? Who make a point of saying “ok here’s this thing you say you don’t agree with – what are you doing to put that belief into action?” My guest today began our interview by asking me lots of questions. Questions about the climate of racism in Australia and what’s happening in terms of activism for maternal mortality for marginalised groups, and it was clear that I really don’t know a lot. I don’t claim to know much, but it is really easy as a white woman who birthed in a private hospital in Australia to forget about my privilege and not have to think about these things too much. And that’s good to acknowledge because growth is not a comfortable process, and we don’t make changes by just appealing to each others’ egos, right? Sabia Wade is someone who can encourage us all to be less quiet about privilege in birth. Sabia is a Radical Doula, Educator, Coach, Reproductive Justice Advocate & the founder of For The Village and Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings. For The Village provides doula services to under served families in San Diego with an emphasis on marginalized groups, such as people of colour, LGBTQIA and low income families. So we start our conversation with me referencing the so-called flora and fauna act. I was under the impression that up until the 1967 referendum, aboriginal people in Australia were classified as animals rather than human beings. In researching this topic, it may appear that this is inaccurate information. As in, the idea of Aboriginal people being classified as fauna was not part of a formal act, but refers to a speech in the seventies given by Aboriginal filmmaker Lester Bostock. However, can we sit in collective agreement that historically, and currently, Aboriginal people have indeed been treated like animals. Sabia and I have a cross-cultural chat about birth and privilege and then we end up with a conversation about koalas and chlamydia. You’ll love it. You can find Sabia at www.theblackdoula.com and on Instagram @theblackdoula You are more powerful than you know. If birth workers and the people they serve remember that they are powerful, then we will change the world. Birth trauma training for birthworkers the online course is now more accessible than ever! Over 350 birth workers have snapped it up for less than $14.00AU! The price fluctuates according to sales the platform is running, but rest assured it will remain under $99 for the foreseeable future. https://www.udemy.com/course/birth-trauma-training-for-birth-workers/?referralCode=ABA1D879884EBBF44BA4

48mins

30 Dec 2019

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Ep 106: Reducing Racial Disparities & Improving Outcomes for Black Birthing People and Birth Workers with Sabia Wade

Birth Kweens

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Treat yourself to a stylish, comfortable pair of scrubs from FIGS today! Visit www.WearFigs.com and enter code KWEENS at checkout to get 15% off your first purchase!  Sign up for a Fab Fit Fun box today! Enter code KWEENS for $10 off your first box! #FabFitFunPartner --- Today we’re talking with the indomitable Sabia Wade about how racism and white-centering are negatively impacting black birthing people, their babies, and black birth workers. Sabia is a Black and Queer Full Spectrum Doula, Doula Business Coach and Reproductive Justice Advocate located in San Diego, CA. In 2015, she began as a volunteer doula with The Prison Birth Project. In her role as a volunteer doula, she assisted incarcerated and formerly incarcerated parents, as well as parents in recovery. In 2018, she decided to quit her day job and create a sustainable and abundant life in a meaningful way. She is now the Executive Director of For The Village, a nonprofit that provides doula services to low income and marginalized people in San Diego county, and owner of Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, where she trains full spectrum doulas all over the world. Click here to get more info about Sabia’s upcoming trainings on Racism & Privilege in Birth and be sure to follow her on Instagram @theblackdoula. --- If you liked this episode of the Birth Kweens Podcast, tell your friends! And go to iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, and Spotify to rate/review/subscribe to the show. For more from us, visit www.BirthKweens.com to sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram @BirthKweens, join our Facebook group the Birth Kweens Podcast Community, and email us at birthkweens@gmail.com with your questions, suggestions and feedback.

58mins

24 Oct 2019

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EP71: Sabia Wade, the Black Doula, on Birthwork, Activism, Privilege and Full Spectrum Doula Care

Sex Birth Trauma with Kimberly Ann Johnson

Sabia Wade began her birth work with incarcerated people. A full spectrum doula, she is an educator, doula trainer and activist. She says there's no separating activism and birthwork and wants all people to have access to care. She is the founder of For the Village, a non-profit setting out to address disparities in birth and provide community for birthworkers. 

1hr 6mins

30 May 2019