To ensure that all progressive movements
understand and support birth justice.
BWBJ Partners with BabyCenter
BabyCenter has partnered with Black Women Birthing Justice to help address the racial disparities in pregnancy-related mortality rates.
Read the first of a three-part blog series that touches on strategies that can help black women through their birthing journeys.
Part one: Questions to ask when choosing a culturally competent healthcare provider
credit: Cal Matters
California may be cited as a model state for its efforts to improve outcomes for women giving birth, but black women statewide are still substantially more likely than white women to die in childbirth, give birth prematurely and lose their babies.
Starting in 2020, California is requiring that health care workers who treat pregnant women receive implicit bias training — designed to improve awareness of the impact racial bias has on maternal and infant health.
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From DONA International:
"This book clearly lays out the barriers facing Black families, but it also offers solutions. I think every professional who works with parents and babies of any color should read this book."
—Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE
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"Battling Over Birth: Black Women
and the Maternal Health Care Crisis reveals hard truths—
powerful findings on the role of racism, coercion,
inadequate prenatal care, the pressures undermining
breastfeeding, and the lack of access to alternatives to a
broken maternal healthcare system as the key threads of
Black women’s birth experiences."
--Kimberly Seals Allers, MS, is an award-winning journalist, author, and an
internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and advocate for maternal
and infant health.
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Who we are
Black Women Birthing Justice is a collective of African-American, African, Caribbean and multiracial women who are committed to transforming birthing experiences for black women and transfolks. Our vision is that every pregnant person should have an empowering birthing experience, free of unnecessary medical interventions and forced separation from their child. Our goals are to educate, to document birth stories and to raise awareness about birthing alternatives. We aim to challenge medical violence, rebuild confidence in our ability to give birth, and decrease disproportionate maternal and infant mortality.