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Thank you for your donation!

Shafia Monroe Consulting (SMC)/Birthing CHANGE is an African American woman-owned emerging small business.

Our mission is to help health care professionals and doulas achieve cultural competency, increase clients, and improve infant and maternal outcomes.

The business formed in 2011 and the social enterprise mission was developed in 2016.

Our social enterprise commitment is to increase the number of Black midwives, doulas, and birth workers in order to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates, which are disproportionately higher in the African American/Black community. 

Your donations will be used for:

  • Increasing the number of African American/Black midwives

Learn more about the Ayanna Ade Student Midwifery Award Scholarship

  • The doulas of color scholarship fund
  • Sponsoring a doula training in your state
  • Sponsoring a cultural competency training for underserved people to attend

As a donor, your name or business will be listed on the SMC website.

Thank you.

Shafia M. Monroe, DEM. CDT, MPH
Office Number: 503-281-1688 | Email:
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