WHO WE ARE
Project Teenbirth, Inc. (PTB) is a community outreach program, specializing in teen pregnancy and teen-parent support. We focus on the ever-growing conversation around teen maternal public health issues and reproductive rights.
Project Teenbirth, Inc. was 'birthed' by founder, Melinda Morales, teenbirth advocate and founder of lovebirth, LLC. Project Teenbirth, Inc. was created on the belief that regardless of age, every woman should be supported through all pregnancy experiences and outcomes, birth, and postpartum.
Project Teenbirth's purpose is to educate, support, and empower pregnant teens and young parents surrounding the ever-growing conversations around teen maternal public health issues and reproductive rights on a local and nationwide level.
Project Teenbirth Inc.’s mission is to create a positive and safe platform, giving teens and young parents a supportive transition, free of prejudice and shame, into parenthood through childbirth education and full spectrum doula support.
meet the founder
Hello! I'm Melinda. - the face behind the movement, Project Teenbirth.
As a former teen-mom, I can relate to the rollercoaster of emotions teen parents experience. I became pregnant with my first son at the age of sixteen, and my second son at twenty-one and was a first-hand witness to the lack of respect given to pregnant teens.
Regardless of age, women deserve respect, space for their voices to be heard, and most importantly, they should wholeheartedly believe they are capable of parenting their unborn child. I hope every teen parent-to-be will be able to find that space through Project Teenbirth.
Melinda Morales is a Full Spectrum Doula and Childbirth Educator, specializing in teen moms and young parents. She is a mother to 2 boys, and a teen birth advocate supporting families in Central Florida since 2005. She is the Founder of lovebirth, LLC and Project Teenbirth, Inc. - a community based program supporting and educating teen and young parents. She is a member of CAPPA and an active board member of the Tampa Bay Birth Network. Her story has been featured in Rewire.News, Not Another Teen Mommy.com, #noteenshame.tumbler.com, and Young Parent Anthology.
Project Teenbirth (PTB) provides emotional and physical support and resources for pregnant teens and young parents. Through Full Spectrum Doula support, Teen Childbirth Preparation Classes, and Teen Parent Mentoring groups, Project Teenbirth educates and empowers pregnant teens into parenthood.
If you would like to join our movement or find ways you can support and empower teen parents - subscribe to our newsletter and stay connected with PTB!
full spectrum doula support
Project Teenbirth provides prenatal and postpartum visits in the comfort of your home and continuity of care during all pregnancy experiences and outcomes.
Understanding the normal stages of postpartum - the fourth trimester, connect with other #teenbirth resources, and find ways to bond with your baby while overcoming the obstacles motherhood can bring.
As your PTB doula, we will provide:
- 3 prenatal visits in the comfort of your home.
- Access to our lending library of educational resources.
- Continuous support during all pregnancy experiences and outcomes.
- Unlimited support via phone, text, and email.
- 2 postpartum visits in the comfort of your home.
- Initial breastfeeding support, if needed.
Optional services include:
- Abortion Doula Support
teen parent childbirth preparation
Project Teenbirth offers Teen Parent Childbirth Preparation classes covering all topics related to birth, baby, and beyond, that will help you prepare for parenthood.
All Teen Parent Preparation classes are taught with your ideal birth experience in mind. Learn the organic process of labor & birth, how to nourish your baby with breastfeeding support, and ways to help promote self-care, all in the comfort of your home.
PTB Teen Parent Childbirth Preparation class topics include:
When to Call Your Medical Provider
Early Stages of Labor
Phases & Stages of Labor
Optional services include:
On location support during prenatal appointments with your medical provider.