Prepare for birth, breastfeeding, & beyond from the comfort of your home (or from anywhere in world) with online classes.
bEarth Work was created to conveniently connect Black mothers and birthing persons to online courses created by Black birth workers and health professionals. The courses and classes listed on the app span preconception through breastfeeding and the postpartum period. Prepare for birth, breastfeeding, and beyond through online classes taught by professionals, like doulas and lactation consultants, who are key support persons that can help combat the barriers that cause Black maternal health and breastfeeding disparities.
Maternal deaths and breastfeeding disparities among Black women are public health crises. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women are 3-4 times more likely to die from pregnancy related causes than White women and the majority of these deaths are preventable. Although breastfeeding rates among Black women have increased significantly over the last decade, breastfeeding initiation and duration rates among Black mothers fall short of meeting national and international breastfeeding recommendations.
We believe that Black women across the spectrum of health professions and birth work have the knowledge and expertise, skills, and insider perspectives to combat these disparities. Black woman owned and led, bEarth Work is a sister company of Black Girls' Breastfeeding Club, LLC. It was created by a Black mother, a public health scientist, and maternal and child health advocate. Our vision is a digital space where Black mothers and birthing people can find needed educational courses and classes created by Black birth workers and health professionals to prepare for pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding and beyond.
How it Works
Search for a Class or Course
Create a free account. Filter class/course listings by categories like course type (e.g. pregnancy, preconception, breastfeeding), provider (doula, lactation consultant, physician), and more.
Book Your Online Course or Class
Pay for your course directly within bEarth Work or receive more information from the course instructor.
Find the Information and Support
Prepare for birth, breastfeeding, and beyond virtually through a course or class created by Black birth workers and other health professionals. Provide a course review on bEarth Work for others to see.
Find the Information and Support You Deserve on bEarth Work
Birth workers are key support persons who can help combat the racial and structural barriers that cause disparities in Black maternal health and breastfeeding. We will be adding additional online courses soon. Click on the list below to join the list.