Detailed Information
Birth In Color RVA is a community of practitioners engaged in the promotion and practice of culturally centered reproductive health support in and around Richmond, VA. Aligned through membership and purpose, we offer women, families, and communities the place and space to be supported and affirmed through information and choice. The network directly provides pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support to expecting parents and families, opportunities for skill development for fellow practitioners, community engagement and advocacy initiatives to address relevant needs.
What is our Why?
The journey to and through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period is most often filled with
joy, excitement, anxiety, and uncertainty. Birth In Color RVA was created to help women,
families, and communities manage every pregnancy-related experience! In the city of Richmond,
VA, women of color are overwhelmingly excluded from the popular narratives of pregnancy and
motherhood. Motivated by this knowledge, the mission is best shared below: “We are women, we
are mothers, we have stories to tell and are determined to change the narrative of birthing women,
not only in Richmond, but around the world. We realize it starts
with us.”
What Can I Expect From Birth In Color RVA?

● Reproductive health education for birth workers, women, families, and communities
● Community: United in the mission, members of the network will learn from, support,
and share with one another in the practice of all things birth related
● Resources:
● Shared classes for clients
● Skill and resources shares for birth workers
● Trainings (offered at a discounted rate to members of the network
 Financial Support (scholarship funds will be available to members of the network pursuing
relevant training and potential clients unable to secure birth services independently)
● Culturally centered and competent support
 Promotion of members’ services and increased exposure to individual members’ clients and networks

Kenda Sutton-EL, Co-Founder