Horizontal Violence and Doula Disempowerment

Ever notice how difficult it can be to build and maintain solidarity in your birth community?

This might be a symptom of horizontal violence–a documented phenomenon in nursing and midwifery of bullying and infighting. ¬†On an individual level, it can mean that it’s hard to find supportive and trustworthy peers; on a group level, it can keep everyone powerless.

In this eye-opening video, Cristen describes horizontal violence and discusses how it applies to the birth world.


  • Approx. 57 minutes
  • Video originally recorded as an interactive webinar with several experienced doulas
  • Includes PDF download of presentation slides

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