Saving the world, one birth at a time.

We’re dedicated to building a future where humanity can prosper. And while the crisis is huge, we’re optimistic.

What is a Doula?

A doula provides information, physical and emotional support, and advocacy for individuals and their partners during and after the birthing process. Unlike other practitioners such as obstetricians, nurses, and midwives, those with doula training do not give medical advice or have clinical duties. However, they provide critical support and assistance during labor and birth, making the process easier for the practitioner and the soon to be parents.

Our History

Wisconsin Doulas Of Color Collective (WIDOCC) was founded in 2014 by a group of doulas, birthworkers, community workers, midwives, mothers, nurses, healers, college students, artists, and activists of color. We shared a common passion: addressing infant and maternal mortality rates and birth disparities for people of color across the state of Wisconsin. From direct doula care and community outreach, to policy advocacy and rigorous research, this passion still guides our work.

Mission and Focus

Wisconsin Doulas Of Color Collective (WIDOCC) is a village of doulas of color reaffirming birthing people’s power. WIDOCC seeks to uphold accessible and culturally sensitive full­ spectrum support for all pregnancy experiences through radical love for individuals and families of color in Wisconsin.
Our focus is supporting our clients and community, as well as our member doulas and their individual practices. As a collective, we provide a safe, compassionate environment for professional doulas to learn, share, and grow.
Foundation and Events
We host regular fundraisers and events to help raise money for our causes. For more information on our next event, click here.
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Meet our Founders

Meet the team that is responsible for WIDOCC. Our members are committed to creating a community where pregnant POC's can thrive and prosper.
Tamara Thompson
Director of Local Resources
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Monet Williams
Director of Social Partnerships
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Marisa Hernandez-Dewindt
Wellness Ambassador
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DeAnna Tharpe
Director of Operations
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Anne Napatalung
Director of National Resources
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Tasha Smith
Clinical Liaison
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Help us impact lives one birth at a time. Follow us in our journey to support healthy and full term pregnancies of women of color.
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