Changing the Narratives: Celebrating the Joys of Positive Black Birth Outcomes
The state of Black Maternal Health in the United States is in dire need of repair. Black women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than Caucasian and Hispanic counterparts. Black Maternal Health Week centers on the lived experiences of Black birthing people in the US to create awareness, address the various health and societal inequities and empower the black community to take action.
During this event, Black birthing people will share stories of positive birthing experiences, promote that birthing can be empowering and healing, and give women the courage to speak up about a birthing plan. We will discuss the benefits of Doulas’ impact on positive birthing outcomes for Black women.
Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW)
Black Maternal Health Week serves to amplify the voices of Black mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements.
MAAME (Mobilizing African American Mothers through Empowerment) will empower Black, Indigenous, and other Birthing People of color to navigate systems and mobilize to offer resources, services, and support for holistic maternal health, wellness, sustainable communities, and economic advancement.