Celebrating Black Maternal Health Week!
Black Maternal Health Week is a national campaign led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. The week, held each year in April, is designed to promote awareness and advocacy for black birthing people, center the voices of pregnant people of color, and create a platform for Black led providers who focus efforts on reproductive justice and maternal health. In the US, we have the poorest maternal mortality rates out of all developed nations. That number is 3-4 times higher for Black women despite factors such as income and education.
In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, Peace at Home parenting will be offering our Healthy Birth Toolkit class at no cost. The class will be facilitated by one of our teachers of color, Autumn Cloud-Ingram. Autumn is a Licensed Master Social Worker, childbirth educator, and full spectrum doula. In addition, each day we will be highlighting a variety of care providers of color, (such as doulas, midwives, therapists), who support women through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.