Isis A. Rose, MA CLC
Student Midwife, Certified Birth Assistant, and Certified Doula
Greetings! I am Isis Rose. I am a birth professional based in Urbana, Illinois and serving East Central Illinois. I am known for my work as a doula; however, I will only be taking doula clients on a case by case basis. I’m now a student at Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery (CCSM) pursuing a certified professional midwife (CPM) credential. My goal is to become the first Black, licensed and certified professional midwife based in Urbana-Champaign. So, I will be opening my homebirth midwifery practice in 2025!
BIPOC for Better Birth
I am also the co-founder of an emergent nonprofit organization called Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) for Better Birth. My co-founders Victoria Baez and Michelle Burton and I are bringing a much-needed intervention into the birthing and parenting community in Urbana-Champaign and surrounding underserved, rural communities. I've wondered what it would look like to have more BIPOC doulas here. To have more safe spaces for BIPOC people to share their birth stories, share our fears, traumas, triumphs and joys, to report our grievances -- to be heard! --so that we may see ourselves have better, safer births, more dignified prenatal and postpartum care, and to call out racism whenever we encounter it in the medical, maternal health system. MOST pregnant people are low-risk but due to a lack of education, resources, and support, we send so many people to the hospital and other spaces where they are simply not cared for the way our ancestors have cared for us. It's time to reclaim birth, midwifery, and simply take up more space! Will you join us?! Check out our website for more information and complete our subscriber form here.
Join us in our mission to improve birthing experiences for Black, Indigenous, People of Color families. We are currently raising funds for our March 2023 Community Doula Training located in Urbana, Illinois.