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 […]
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 […]
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 purpose was to advance Black maternal health, […]
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.