About AJ

AJ Silver is the founder of the Queer Birth Club. They are a highly trained and experienced birth & postnatal Doula (trained with Badass Doulas and Abuela Doulas) Breastfeeding counsellor, Babywearing Consultant, published author, speaker and LGBT+ activist. AJ has worked in the birth and baby world for almost a decade, cementing themselves as the expert in their field in the UK. 

AJ created the Queer Birth Club, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ Competency workshop for those working in the maternity or perinatal sector. It has been delivered to NHS trusts, universities, doula training schools, hypnobirthing schools, lactation consultants, private companies and more. The workshop has been added to curriculums for many birth schools and booked by companies such as: The NCT, The Positive Birth Company, Abuela Doulas, Badass Doulas, Birth Rights, The Practicing Midwife and Maternity Voice Partnerships.

AJ brings together the stories and lived experience of members of the LGBTQ+ community; adding and amplifying the voices of the often overlooked and invisible minorities in the birthing world. They live in Essex with their spouse, two children and dog: Princess Leia. 

Their works have been shared by AIMS, Birthrights and The Student Midwife Journal. They have been guest on podcasts such as: Badass Birth, Plus size and PregnantTrue & Woke, and Blue MumDays.


Supporting Queer Birth

AJ’s first book Supporting Queer Birth was published in April 2022. Covering topics such as LGBT+ and neurodiversity, surrogacy and lactation, as well as including interviews from Jake Graf, Freddy McConnell and Sabia Wade, AJ Silver brings to light the failures of the maternity system for LGBT+ parents and discusses how these mistakes can be avoided. 

The book works alongside their workshop, as well as independently to reach more birth workers so that LGBT+ parents have a better chance of getting the support they need and deserve.

They are currently writing their second book Supporting Fat Birth