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! Thank you for supporting my student midwife journey!
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.
BIPOC for Better Birth
BIPOC for Better Birth is a grassroots organization that addresses the unique needs of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) who continue to face disproportionately poor pregnancy and birth outcomes while creating pathways to better reproductive experiences by raising awareness, building community, and supporting the efforts of birthworkers like doulas, midwives, lactation specialists, and herbalists who recognize the intersection of racism and medicalized childbirth.