Unearthing Tradition is a reproductive justice organization dedicated to addressing modern issues with ancestral practices through a continuous process of rediscovery. While addressing the realities facing our communities, we strive to support:
1) informed and empowered decision-making 2) access to fulfilling experiences throughout someone's life cycles 3) an expectation of safe and healthy outcomes.
The Unearthing Tradition Philosophy
At Unearthing Tradition, we acknowledge life cycles as a rite of passage into the sacred space that bridges the gap between spiritual and physical realms of the human experience. In many ways, the current state of our society disregards the sacredness of the beginning of life and the end of it. Our doulas strive to mitigate fear, lack of support, and/or misinformation by supporting people giving living, as well as, those facing death. At Unearthing Tradition, we offer holistic care, coaching, and guidance where the goal is to celebrate a fulfilling and dignified experience with the healthiest outcome for you and your family.
What is a doula?
A doula is a trained non-medical professional who provides continuous emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and informational support to a family throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. As a full spectrum doula, I'm committed to journeying with families throughout all reproductive experiences and outcomes including fertility, abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, and loss. A similar role is undertaken when supporting someone at the end of life.
Benefits of a Doula
Cesarean section reduces by 50%
Request for epidurals reduces by 60%
Length of labor reduces by 25%
Request for other pain relief reduces by 30%
Use of forceps reduces by 40%
Breastfeeding rate increases 29 to 51%
Birth satisfaction increases w/ doula
"We would not have had the birth experience we wanted without the knowledge, support, and encouragement of Briana. She went above and beyond to ensure we felt empowered and informed during all stages of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery. We are so grateful for her guidance and partnership through this incredible experience."
"Briana was very in tune with me and my needs during labor. She knew when to jump in and help me relax during my contractions and she knew when to let me have my own space. Thank you!"
"I really cannot picture the pregnancy without Bree's passionate support. On the day of active labor, Bree's loving energy surrounded me. My doula provided a hand to hold (and squeeze who knows how hard), guidance to keep me breathing and relaxed, counterpressure and massage during my contraction waves, essential oils to calm my nausea, and a soothing voice to keep me focused. I've been blessed with a doula I can now call a good friend; a friend who helped bring my precious Zion into the world." 💕💓💗
Unearthing Tradition is a reproductive justice organization dedicated to addressing modern issues with ancestral practices through a continuous process of rediscovery.