Better Together: Support Services for African-American Moms and Families During and After Pregnancy

Family Planning

Here is a list of family planning resources and support services available for African-American women and families. If we’re missing a valuable resource, or you find a broken link, please let us know at contact@LABestBabies.org.

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Community-based doula program that provides childbirth education, doula support and postpartum care for low- to moderate-income families.

Visit their website to learn about the additional health education and support services available.

Mobile and Texting Apps

Unless otherwise noted, these apps are available free in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

  • FAMILIA
    Visit their website or text LAFAMILIA to 55000 for family planning tips. (From L.A. County Public Health Dept.)
  • Get Smart B4 You Get Sexy
    A Black Women for Wellness Project that offers helpful advice and stories from other women about safe sex, birth control, and healthy relationships. Go to “Sex + U” at GetSmartB4UGetSexy.com.
  • Pulse
    Supports sexual and reproductive health of Black and Latinx women ages 18 to 20. Go to AppPulse.org
  • Show Your Love (App Store | Google Play)
    Helps women who are trying to conceive plan their pregnancy and prepare their body.
  • Spot On Period Tracker (App Store | Google Play)
    Tracks a woman’s menstrual cycle, helps manage birth control, and provides access to personalized support from Planned Parenthood.

Tribe Midwifery provides a variety of services using the midwifery model of care, including women’s health care services, such as Pap smears, pelvic and breast exams, STD screenings, and blood work; family planning services; prenatal care; midwifery childbirth support; childbirth education classes; postpartum care visits.

Services are available to women in the Los Angeles area for a fee, but complimentary consultations are available.


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Disclaimer: LA Best Babies Network provides this content as a service to the community. Listing a community resource/support service here does not necessarily imply endorsement. Please contact the organizations directly for more information on any of these programs.