Kamusta! Ako si Anna Balagtas (she/her) and I'm a Queer + Pinay femme radical birthworker, educator, facilitator, energy worker, and pleasure advocate. I'm the founder of Pocket Doula and I support emerging birthworkers in radicalizing their practice through heart-centered mentorships, facilitations, and community organizing. My practice is housed under the decolonization of birthwork and transformative queer care. My deepest joys come from witnessing our communities thrive through community care, mutual aid, and abolition work.
I support birthing folks and families in fertility, birth, postpartum, abortion, miscarriage, and loss. I believe in providing gender affirming and trauma informed care for all folks in their reproductive journeys. I also provide training, mentorship, and education for emerging birthworkers, and careworkers with how to radicalize and decolonialize their practice.