Category: Maternal Mortality

  • Competent  Maternity Care

    Competent Maternity Care

    Competent maternity care can reduce maternal mortality and improve perinatal outcomes using the core cultural competencies.   This knowledge is a requirement to reduce preventable deaths in maternal and child health and to build a “much needed” diverse workforce. Cultural competency is a well-established discipline that was introduced to medical education in 1988.  It was later…

  • Announcement: Journal Article Published in 2020 NCMJ

    I am pleased to announce my recent article, Perinatal Disparities and Solutions, is now published in the North Carolina Medical Journal, January – February 2020. The US infant mortality rate is the highest within the cohort of industrialized nations. Healthcare providers, family, and friends must listen to women. We know that at least 60% of…

  • Help Black Mothers Get Maternal Care

    Help Black Mothers Get Maternal Care

    How We Can Help Black Mothers Get the Maternal Care They Need? In the United States, 700 to 900 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes annually, and approximately 65,000 experience serious, near-fatal complications. Even more sobering, the Center for American Progress (CAP) reports that Black women are three to four times more likely to…

  • Collective Power to Save Black Mothers

    Collective Power to Save Black Mothers

     Black Maternal Health Conference & Training Institute “Collective Power to Save Black Mothers”  I was excited to attend the Black Maternal Health Conference & Training Institute on December 6-9, 2018 in Atlanta, GA.   Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) sponsored this conference. And what a dynamic alliance. The conference’s purpose was to advance Black maternal health,…

  • Ending Black U.S. Maternal Mortality

    Ending Black U.S. Maternal Mortality

    Ending Black U.S. Maternal Mortality by Trusting Black Women and responding to their needs. Maternal mortality can be prevented with self-advocacy, and using midwives and doulas, both in hospitals and at home.