Ostara Initiative

Ostara Initiative

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Ostara Initiative is a nonprofit organization. They work to transform systems by reimagining justice, advancing health, and reclaiming dignity in the policies and practices for all pregnant and parenting people. Their goal is to end prison birth in America. Their Minnesota Prison Doula Project offers comprehensive pregnancy support from trained doulas and groups and individual education and support to justice-involved, pregnant people and parents. The goals are to nurture healthy parent-child relationships, increase parenting confidence and skills, reduce the intergenerational trauma of incarceration, and increase access to opportunities that build health, healing, and change. Their mission is to improve the health of infants born to incarcerated mothers and strengthen maternal bonds. They facilitate access to breast milk for infants born to incarcerated mothers.

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