Updated: Sep 20, 2021
Who are we?
The Lotus Alliance is a collective of doulas, midwives, medical professionals, yoga instructors, lactation specialists, and other community members who want to serve birthing people in Columbia, SC.
What do we do?
We work to enact change and provide support for birthing people housed by the Department of Corrections in South Carolina. We do this through prenatal and postpartum support groups, labor and delivery doula care, and legislative advocacy.
Who do we serve?
Birthing people housed by the Department of Corrections in Columbia, SC
Why is The Lotus Alliance necessary?
Everyone can see the humanity in birth work. The people we serve were previously moving through the transitional phase of parenthood alone, with only minimal interactions with their peers for support. Delivering a child while being impacted by the justice system means that many important milestones are completed alone. We aim to change that. Every delivery, every baby, every birthing person matters and deserves to be seen, heard, and treated with dignity and respect.
How can I help?
The best way to support us right now is through the sharing of our message and initiatives. Please help us get the word out about our organization so that when we do reach 501c3 status, our fundraisers will be successful and we can provide the support that we envision! Share our posts and tell your friends about our mission!