All programs are supported by Proprio Language interpreters.
Free with code MUW250
The Maternal Transportation Initiative
Doula Dash™ aids in the transportation barrier that plays a role in both the national and Black Maternal/ Infant Health Crises. A doula will dash birthing people to and from:
- Prenatal/ Postpartum appointments (Up to 1 year postpartum)
- Childbirth Education Classes
- Lactation Appointments
- Newborn/ Infant Appointments (up to 1st year of life)
- Parental Support Groups
- Alternative Healing: Pelvic Floor Therapy, perinatal massage, yoni steaming…
For just $20!
The ride must be scheduled 1 day in advance.
Limited to 2 children & 1 caregiver OR 1 child, 1 caregiver, and 1 additional adult.
The Maternity Pantry
The Maternity Pantry helps provide items and goods to families in need.
Located at Granny’s H.U.B. (Holistic Urban Birth Support) on the 3rd floor of the Highland Professional Plaza Building.
801 Barrett Ave.
Louisville, KY Suite 301
Monday-Friday 9 am – 2 pm
Appointments are preferred.
To ensure optimal service, we encourage making an appointment for access to the Maternity Pantry. Please schedule a 30-minute support session and use the form to specify your requirements, enabling us to serve you better. It is necessary to be able to carry and transport items. We typically stock infant sizes ranging from 0-2T, and accept donations of clothing sized premie- 3t and adult maternity items.
Monetary Donations for the Maternity Pantry:
Monthly Maternity Donation Drive & Donation Drop off at Logan Street Market
1001 Logan Street Market Louisville, KY
Donate every second Sunday of the month or smaller donation items can be placed in our donation boxes.
Our goal is to supply 10 families with their entire nursery (crib, diaper station, & chair), plus their choice between a bassinet or pack-and-play!
Every second Sunday of the month, you can find your GBI crew preaching the gospel of maternal support and reproductive justice and coordinating pick-ups of large maternity items at Logan Street Market.
Our Maternity Donation Drive focuses on the major items needed for the baby to return home from CPS or prevent them from even going! Diaper stations, cribs, and rocking chairs in mint condition can be dropped off. Please ensure all pieces are in a zip-lock bag. A picture of the item together is greatly appreciated.
Logan Street Market Hours
Smaller donation items can be placed in our Logan Street Market donation boxes, located at each entrance.
Accepted Donation Items
Drop-off is appreciated, but items are pick-up eligible.
- Diaper Stations
- Pack and Play
- High Chairs
- Must be in MINT condition with all parts
- Mattresses Must be NEW
Logan Street Market Drop off
Must be in MINT condition- no holes, stains, or odors.
- Baby Clothes: 0-2 years of age
- Toddler Clothes: 0-5 years of age
- Maternity Clothes/ Bras
- Postpartum Clothing
- Pump Systems- no tubing unless new
- Nursing Pillows
- New Bottles, Pacifiers, Nipple Shields
- Menstrual Pads
- Baby Books
Milk on the Move
The Milk on the Move (M.O.M) initiative is dedicated to assisting displaced mothers in ensuring the safety and nourishment of their infants while on the go. GBI (Granny’s Birth Initiatives) distributes diaper bags containing sleeping arrangements, ready-to-use formula for situations where clean water is unavailable, educational materials, and equipment for storing breast milk during visits to homeless shelters.
Annual Black Maternal Health Fair
The Annual Black Maternal Health Fair (ABMHF) is an annual event that occurs during the first or second weekend of October. It offers a platform for Black-owned enterprises and community resources to converge and stand for racial equity for maternal and infant health. The ABMHF features an array of door prizes. Additionally, we award one grant to cover the expenses of a home birth team and a $2,000 scholarship to a Black student midwife. The occasion also includes giveaways and complimentary meals. It’s an incredibly exciting event!
Bottle of Love
BOL is our visionary program with the goal support birthing dyads that have been separated by transporting milk to be delivered to their baby. Our Milk Bank accepts, processes, and distributes Human Pasteurized Donor Milk (breastmilk). Every infant deserves a healthy start. Breastmilk is a proven holistic weapon against infant mortality.
Milk-producing bodies deserve to have ways to express milk for their own health benefits. Providing pumps to do so will avoid engorgement and mastitis.
This program also serves as a mentorship. As we service those in need, upcoming lactation consultants and educators can obtain the observed contact hours & experience needed to become certified perinatal health professionals.
It is our goal to partner with institutions to encourage lactating people that are incarcerated or separated to express and deliver their milk to their infants.
Lacks Maternal Fitness Room
The core of delivering healthy babies is physical fitness. Certain health issues like preeclampsia and gestational diabetes significantly affect the health of both the mother and the child. These problems are more prevalent among Black and BIPOC expectant individuals, which adds to the existing crisis of maternal and infant health in the Black community.
Therefore, GBI recognizes the necessity of creating a dedicated space that prepares individuals for childbirth, starting from preconception to postpartum. In memory of Henrietta Lacks, GBI named this space the Lacks Maternal Fitness room.
Birth Kentucky Better
Donating helps us continue to support our community.