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AboutUs

The Flagstaff Birth Support Fund aims to reduce maternal-infant health inequities and disparities in Northern Arizona by improving birth outcomes, postpartum mental and physical health, and long term mental health for children.  

Our mission

To provide low income and underserved families with access to the education, care and support they need during their pregnancies, labor and early parenting to nurture strong foundations that last a lifetime.  We partner with Flagstaff Doulas to provide these services to families.

 

Read more about maternal-infant health inequites here 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY:

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The Flagstaff Birth Support Fund have truly been supportive and so kind. I am grateful to have received the love and guidance throughout my pregnancy journey and for the continued support after my second son was born. Being a recipient of a full scholarship for a birth and postpartum doula, I wanted to make sure that Flagstaff Birth Support Fund knows how valuable they are to me. I was mostly alone in this pregnancy journey, but they helped me learn to cope and push through. Thank you, for considering me and connecting me with some amazing doulas. I enjoyed the classes and applied learned techniques to my own birth experience. Thank you to my doulas, Betsy and Kaelyn, thank you for your loving support during my beautiful labor.  My postpartum doula was amazing, she helped me adjust at home and gave me the help I desperately needed during the first seven weeks of my baby’s life.

 

Thank you for everything!

Much love,

Charlese

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Simply click the button above to see if you qualify for eligibility and fill out an application today!

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Meet The Team

Vice President

Luke Northam

Father and husband, who is passionate about racial and gender equality. Luke is excited to use his years of experience in the financial industry to support the Flagstaff Birth Support Fund in its mission of making doula services accessible to all.

Treasurer

Rachel Billowitz

 
Rachel has worked in the fields of public health and reproductive justice since 1992. She is currently faculty in the Dept. of Health Sciences at NAU and previously served as a sexual health educator for nonprofit agencies.

Board Member
 

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Kristen Pearson



Birth Doula, owner of Flagstaff Doulas, mom and believer in birth and postpartum support for all who want it.  

President

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Betsy Decker

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Sarah Erlinder



Public interest lawyer and mom to two little boys. Her own birth experiences made her a believer in the value of childbirth education and doula support, and she is excited to help more families in our community access these important services. 

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Secretary


Betsy is a birth doula with Flagstaff Doulas and a prenatal, postpartum and pediatric chiropractor at Flagstaff Birth Collective.  She is passionate about increasing access to birth and postpartum doulas to underserved families.