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When Will America Save Black Mothers From Dying? Never, Without Us
As awareness about rising maternal mortality rates and racial inequity in maternal health continues to grow, black people must continue to lead on black maternal health with ample financial resources to do so.
It’s Up To Us All To Change The Maternal Mortality Rate Of Black Women.
You don’t have to be a doctor, midwife, nurse, or doula to make a difference.
Meet Three Innovators Shifting the Maternal Health Narrative
Each experiments with telling maternal health stories in her own way, and at least two want to shift the Black maternal health crisis narrative to emphasize Black life, community self-help, and #BlackJoy.
Now That We Know There’s a Maternal Mortality Crisis, How Can We Help Fix It?
“There is something that can be done. This is not the end of the story; it’s just the beginning and we have the power to shape the story.”
Governor Cuomo Should Not Play Politics With Black Maternal Health
In an election year that will determine whether the political tides will change, advocates are wary of empty promises.
Black Maternal Health Week May Be Over, but We’re Just Getting Started
There are three key actions that can propel this movement for Black maternal health, rights, and justice forward: Listen to Black women, trust Black women, and invest in Black women.
Housing Instability Is an Important (Yet Overlooked) Factor in the Maternal Health Crisis
Gentrification greatly contributes to the displacement and housing instability of people of color.
I Had a Miscarriage—and Needed the Help a Doula Could Provide
A doula’s role is explicitly and exclusively to provide emotional support to a person navigating pregnancy and its outcomes. So why aren’t more providers telling us about them in our times of need?
Breastfeeding America: What We Know
When I look at black people’s present health outcomes I understand that they are based on structural inequities then and now, and directly linked to the ways that racism makes us sick.