If you’re a trans member of our community, or know someone who is, or if you’re a birth worker looking to support trans people on their paths to pregnancy and childbirth, we’re bringing you some of our favorite resources that aim to offer an equitable, safe and inclusive experience for all birthing people.
Birthing Beyond The Binary: Founded by King Yaa, this organization TKs humans to have their FULL SPECTRUM of identities and FULL SPECTRUM of experiences to be recognized, included and affirmed to ensure that NOBODY is left behind. Workshops include “Queering Up Reproductive Spaces,” which is rooted in the values of intersectional feminism with an explicit critique of the mainstream Reproductive Justice movement. it focuses on the voices and needs of queer, trans, and gender diverse people- the most neglected and marginalized in reproductive spaces and other courses in queer care.
Family Equality and Fertility IQ: These organizations help transgender and gender non-conforming members of the LGBTQ+ community who are interested in becoming parents or growing their families find the resources they need on their path to parenthood. It offers resources related to trans fertility—including understanding how hormones impact fertility, when and how to preserve your fertility if you’re going to transition, helping trans and gender-nonconforming people advocate for themselves within medical spaces and building resiliency when dealing with hardships related to the family-building process.
Trans Fertility Co.: A project of Collaborate Consulting, Trans Fertility Co. is the brainchild of trans gestational parent and fertility educator Trystan Reese. After going through his own pregnancy with little access to data on trans fertility, he decided to build resources for trans people and their supporters. These include articles on academic research, videos on many aspects of trans fertility, and opportunities for fertility and family-building practitioners to deepen their commitment to the trans community.
Transhub: A platform is an initiative from ACON, New South Wales’ leading health organization specialising in community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. In April 2019, ACON released the landmark document, A Blueprint to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of the Trans and Gender Diverse Community in NSW.
Moss The Doula: Doula Moss Froom offers an All Gender Birth Class featuring a gender affirming and trans and queer centered point of view. It walks you through what you can do to do to prepare for birth and postpartum, and what to expect from labor and birth. With a teaching model that prioritizes a simple and intuitive understanding of the process of labor and birth, this course is made to help you feel knowledgeable and confident going into your birthing experience.