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Birth Partners

Is the UNC Medical Center Volunteer Doula Program.

Meet Our Team

DoulaBirth Partners exists because of the generous doulas who collaborate to offer their services 24 hours a day every day of the year.

We are a diverse community of approximately 70 volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and interests. Our group is made up of a dynamic mix of individuals from local university campuses and long-standing community members from the greater Triangle region. We are all passionate about helping others in meaningful ways!

When you arrive at the hospital, your nurse will contact the doula on-call. Please read through the bios below so that you can begin to get to know the doulas and have an idea of the amazing individuals who are prepared to support you during this important life event!

If you are interested in volunteering for our Doula program or are interested in becoming a doula, learn more on our Volunteer page.

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Rhonda LanningRhonda Lanning, RN MSN CNM LCCE IBCLC

Birth Partners Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor, UNC School of Nursing

Rhonda serves as the program coordinator for Birth Partners. Trained as a doula and certified as a nurse midwife, childbirth educator and lactation consultant, Rhonda is a committed leader in the program. She divides her time between teaching graduate and undergraduate students at UNC School of Nursing and working closely with the Birth Partners program. Rhonda has developed a strong team within Birth Partners which includes volunteer doulas, student interns, community leaders and an advisory board to the program. Rhonda feels that a committed, supportive presence during labor and birth is a human right, not a privilege. Under her leadership, Birth Partners has taken considerable steps to increase access to doula care. Rhonda is currently completing her doctoral studies at Duke University, where she is focusing on a project that relates to expansion of doula services.

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N. C. Women's Hospital
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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