Current BCN president Cindy Lamb, herself a tenured doula (labor assistant) since 1999, created Doulapalooza as a more relaxed, fun and family-friendly complement to the group’s annual Birth in the Bluegrass Conference. Doulapalooza is designed to provide information for prospective parents-to-be, but also to provide a celebratory atmosphere for those who are already parents to reunite with their doctors, midwives, doulas and other support professionals, and to raise general awareness (and funds) within the entire community. The first two highly successful Doulapalooza events were held at the Bluegrass Brewing Company, but Lamb hopes the move to
“It’s become a party with extra empowerment” said Lamb. “Birth Care Network has a lot of goals intended to help women discover the birth options they deserve, but on this particular Sunday evening, our mission is to enjoy each others’ company and experience.”
More information about Doulapalooza can be found on their website at www.birthcarenetwork.com/news.html.