Meet Ryan: Birthing Parent and Doula

We are so excited to welcome Ryan Ryan DiMartino (they/them) to the podcast! Ryan is part of the LGBTQIA+ community and has two children that they made adoption plans for. In this episode, Ryan is sharing their experience as a trans birthing parent and now as a doula who works with a diverse array of families, particularly those within the adoption triad.

We talk about:

  • Ryan’s work as a doula centered around supporting pregnant people who are considering placing their babies with adoptive parents
  • Ryan’s personal story as a first/birth parent and as a surrogate, navigating trans medicine, the adoption process and open adoption
  • The power of language in reproductive rights, harm reduction, reproductive rights and postpartum support via a doula for birthing parents

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