“BIRTH” CAME TO SAN ANTONIO

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THANK YOU, EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED ONE (OR MORE) OF THE PERFORMANCES AT JUMP-START.   SPECIAL THANKS, TOO, TO THE SUPPORT OF TIRELESS VOLUNTEERS AND, OF COURSE, OUR SPONSORS!

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BOLDSA2013 Presented “Birth” – a play by Karen Brody

The renowned stage play Birth, a play by Karen Brody, was recently performed in San Antonio, Texas in March 2013.  It has been performed all over the world and has been referred to as “the Vagina Monologues of birth.”

Moving between first-person monologues, dialogue, and the voices these women heard on the day they gave birth, Birth confronts “the naked truth about childbirth in America.”  It tells the true stories of 8 women painting a portrait of how low-risk, educated women are giving birth in America today. These stories are told with humor, sadness, joy, and drama and reveal our common humanity that begins at birthEach performance was followed by a community talk back with local maternity care providers and consumers.

Birth was presented in San Antonio by BOLDSA2013, a grassroots coalition of organizers and performers who are committed to making maternity care in the greater San Antonio community sensitive and responsive to women and their families.  This powerful play was performed on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m. at the Sterling Houston Theater at Jump-Start in the beautiful King William area.

All proceeds raised at this event will benefit San Antonio Birth Doulas (SABD), a program of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc.   SABD provides free doula services to pregnant teen mothers and free or reduced fee doula services to low-income mothers.  This page from the SABD website will give you additional information on the important role that doulas play during childbirth and identify the many benefits that our young at-risk mothers receive who are now giving birth and raising our next generation.

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