Shafia Monroe Birthing Change

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Tag: birth worker

  • 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,…

  • Launching Your Birth Work Using A Non-Profit

    Launching Your Birth Work Using A Non-Profit

    Creating a Non-Profit for Your Birth Work Thirty-plus years ago, I made the decision to find a way to serve families as a midwife.  It was stressful doing birth work and working a traditional job.   In my hiring interview, I told the employer that I was a midwife/birth worker; and that I could not predict…

  • The Danger of Preeclampsia

    The Danger of Preeclampsia

    Why Is Preeclampsia Dangerous? Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality, particularly in the Black community.   Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-induced condition that can begin as early as 20 weeks gestation.  Science is still seeking both causes and solutions to preeclampsia. “Preeclampsia and eclampsia are part of the spectrum of high blood pressure, or hypertensive, disorders that can occur during…