Reducing Maternal Health Gaps With Chicago Birthworks Collective Co-Founder Tayo Mbande

by Branch Basics | 02/24/2022

About Tayo Mbande

Tayo Mbande is a WIC trained Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion. In 2018, Tayo and her mother, Toni Taylor, started Chicago Birthworks Collective to support Black mothers and their families and empower them throughout pregnancy and beyond. In this episode, Allison and Tayo chat about the passion behind CBC, the benefits of having a doula during birth, and how crucial birthing education is. Tayo also shares her motherhood journey.

Episode Highlights:

2:41- All about Tayo and how & why she became a doula.

10:25- Tayo explains what a doula is and why its important to have one during childbirth.

18:36- Tayo speaks more about Black maternal wellness and how Chicago Birthworks Collective supports women throughout their pregnancy and postpartum journeys.

28:25- Tayo’s own journey to motherhood and all about her children.

Other Resources Mentioned

Chicago Birthworks Collective Instagram

Chicago Birthworks Collective Website

Killing the Black Body

The Gottman Institute