November 26, 2019

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The Black community is facing a horrific health crisis that isn't gaining enough attention. The high infant mortality rate of Black/African-American women is an alarming statistic.

The United States faces 5.8 deaths per 1,000 live births nationally, but behind these numbers hide severe racial disparities. In Oakland alone, the Alameda County Public Health Departmen...

Article: Black Mama's Matter 

Media: Washington Post  - Local Opinions 

By Tyra Wilkes

Dated: August 9

Credit/ Link to article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/local-opinions/black-mamas-matter/2019/08/09/e5724786-b79b-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html

Linda: She speaks the truth. It's time to stop "studying and researching"things we already know the answer to. The money would...

May 10, 2019

I chose to have a midwife-led home birth with the understanding that Black birthing people disproportionately experience poor treatment in clinical settings and are faced with negative pregnancy and birth outcomes including preeclampsia, hemorrhage, pregnancy loss, and death (Amnesty International 2010).

April 23, 2019

In recognition of Black Maternal Health Week 2019 (BMHW19)

Birth Rights Bar Association (BRBA) and National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) hosted a webinar entitled  Racism, Obstetric Violence and Black Women'sBodies  

The webinar can be accessed at:

https://zoom.us/recording/share/r0V6X_AjaFRzS6uMK2uM14p9vowgE_nT2raIW_oeKaCwIumekTziMw

Access Password: BMHW19

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