Be There for a Pregnant Sister

Sacred Birthing Village SouthCoast is an affiliate of The Birthing Project USA together there are nearly 100 stops on the underground railroad for new life. As a chapter-based project, we are our sister's keepers and understand it takes a village to mobilize change. We are women dedicated and committed to building sisterhood and standing with and supporting the pregnant women in our community through their most sacred journey: childbirth. Our vision is a healthy community of mothers, fathers, and babies. We are the underground conductors on the underground railroad to new life, helping to close the disparity gap to give BIPOC and other mothers, fathers/partners (passengers), and families a safe, healthy, and thriving passage through pregnancy and childbirth, to have and raise a healthy baby.

Sisters Touching & Empowering Pregnant Sisters

We are our Sister's keepers!

We connect a pregnant woman (Little Sister) to an initiated (trained) community member (SisterFriend) who serves as her friendly support during pregnancy and up to one year after birth to inspire her to be the best mom she can be and navigate the opportunities toward a healthy pregnancy and motherhood.


-Stands with her Little Sister in servitude and honoring in her decision-making and process of upholding her values and principles
-Witnesses elevates & honor Little Sisters Rite of passage through childbirth
-Uplifts her Little Sister to negotiate the many decisions that come along with parenthood by providing practical support and connections & coordination of resources
-In collaboration with her Little Sister, creates pathways that bring solution-oriented wisdom that centers and fosters self-sufficiency and self-autonomy

During Pregnancy

  • Creating & implementing an individualized prenatal care plan that centers on self-autonomy and options aligned with a thriving life for mother and baby.
  • Attend & support with prenatal appointments and coordinating with the caregiving team
  • Support your little sister with attending all prenatal appointments and follow-up care
  • Coordinate and connect with resources and supports
  • Supports with maintaining good health (physical, emotional, psychological & spiritual)
  • Make appropriate referrals for needed services & supports
  • Engage in planning and implementation to ensure Little Sister is well prepared and resourced for her entire journey


  • Being present with the mother and bearing witness to her extraordinary transformation through childbirth.
  • The SisterFriend may be invited by her Sister as a birth companion/support
  • Exploring the options available for preparing to receive the baby.
  • Support her Little Sister and family to be prepared for their birthing journey


  • Creating and coordinating postpartum care includes:
  • Elevating the mother in her sacred rite of passage, ensuring a wealth of connections and resources to ensure the mother is tended to and nurtured.
  • Mother and baby blessing- a celebration of a new life
  • Connection to practitioners and treatment that centers on the mother's ongoing well-being
  • Conscious family planning
  • Creating and supporting postpartum support-It takes a village!
  • Attend and follow through with baby's care and appointments

One year of life

  • Honoring and celebrating a full year of the health of the mother, her partner & baby.
  • Support and celebrate your little Sister from Graduating from SBV with an open invitation to return to serve as a SisterFriend and conductor on the underground railroad for new life.
  • Connection to community resources to support the mother's vision & dream for herself & family
  • Support early childhood development & wellness
  • Access to workshops & classes to explore options and enhance knowledge of any new resources