Shafia Monroe Birthing Change

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Tag: infant mortality prevention

  • Community Midwifery: The Solution

    Community Midwifery: The Solution

    I coined the term “Community Midwife” in 1980 to emulate the history of the 20th Century Black midwife; as Ms. Margaret Charles Smith, co-author of “Listen to Me Good, Life of an Alabama Midwife, and featured in the award winning “Bringin in Da Spirit “documentary, says, “I became a midwife working around nigh you know,…

  • Art of African American Postpartum Care

    Art of African American Postpartum Care

    About Childbearing in the 20th Century was a life-and-death experience, and most deaths occurred in the postpartum period. World Health Organization (WHO) says, most maternal and infant deaths occur during this time. African American postpartum care is a protective factor against maternal mortality by practicing traditions that safeguard the mother and her infant. The African…