This free 4 Week Birth Education And Support Group provides a safe space for “black” women, and their birthing body-minds, to become empowered for their pregnancy, labor, and delivery, in order to reduce the high probability of Trauma, and suffering, that they face when bringing life into this world.
Due to a complex interplay of social, economic, and systemic factors, black women in the US face a disproportionate amount of complications, deaths, and trauma during pregnancy and birth. From lack of quality healthcare due to economic factors, to lack of adequate support and respect due to racial discrimination, black women suffer from birth-related issues at a significantly higher rate than the general population.
Here are the facts:
- Black women have a much higher rate of pregnancy and birth-related complications compared to the general population, and often experience severe issues such as eclampsia, gestational diabetes, and deep vein thrombosis.
- Black babies face higher mortality rates compared to other babies due to significantly low birth weights.
- Black women are 50% more likely to have preterm babies (giving birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy) compared to “white” women.
- Black women have significantly lower levels of access to care, or quality care, compared to the general population, and, as a result, often receive inadequate and untimely responses from medical teams and professionals during pregnancy and birth.
- Black women are 4 times more likely to die during childbirth in the United States of America than “white” women.
Our Birth Support Group For “Black” Women is a free service/social resource for pregnant women who are impacted by the unfortunate realities of being a black birthing person in the US…because Black Lives Matter.