Resources on Trans Birth and Trans Allyship

trans birth resources

Over the past several weeks, we have encountered many folks on our Facebook and Instagram feeds who have expressed interest in learning more about the trans birth experience – and many folks who clearly need some education about trans allyship, both in the birth context and in general. We decided to make a one-stop shop that we can refer them to, with our favorite online resources. Please reach out to us if you have favorites that you think should make the list!

On Trans Birth and Fertility


On Trans Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding/Bodyfeeding/Nursing


On Inclusive Language


On Trans Allyship

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Birthing From Within is blessed to have a team of bloggers that includes childbirth educators, doulas, and birth story listeners who, in addition to being deep thinkers and skilled writers, are dedicated to the amplification of the BFW mission and philosophy. Birthing From Within is a collective creation, always evolving to reflect the new layers of understanding and unique approaches to the childbirth experience. Our goal is to change the conversation about birth in our culture, and to uphold the possibility of growth and transformation for birth professionals and birthing people.


  1. Amanda on August 7, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Just wanted to say that this is so wonderful and informative. I appreciate the work done to make this information accessible!

    • Koyuki Smith on August 13, 2020 at 9:28 am

      You are so welcome! It’s so important for birth professionals – and everyone else – to always be learning more about the infinite range of human experiences!

  2. Kit on February 13, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Back in 2008, I felt like I was failing my Birthing from Within class. The images and language didn’t resonate. I quit the class because I just couldn’t handle the last session of inner goddess orgasmic birth talk.
    I didn’t know the word Non-binary at the time. I was just not very good at being female. Much about the birthing process intensified all of my discomfort, and I experienced severe perinatal depression. In all my months of intensive treatment, hospitalizations, and therapy, no provider ever picked up that what I was describing was gender dysphoria. I am glad that people are paying attention to this now, and I mourn what my experience could have been if this type of awareness existed in the birth community for me and my baby.

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