We are inviting Black folks who are pregnant and who have given birth during the COVID-19 pandemic to participate by completing our online survey and sharing with other mamas at a virtual sharing circle.
We are inviting Black birthworkers (doulas, midwives, nurses, Ob GYNs) who have assisted Black birthing mamas during the COVID-19 pandemic to participate by completing an online survey and sharing with other birthworkers at a virtual sharing circle. Click Here
We are inviting everyone to participate by spreading the word, and telling other Black mamas who may be interested about how to get involved.
To learn more about the project, please watch this short video:
I am a pregnant Black mama to be and I want to:
I am a new Black mama, and I gave birth after February 1, 2020 and I want to:
I am a black birthworker Join the Black Birth Workers Conversation
I work in maternal health and want to support this important research
Still Battling Over Birth is a community research justice project by Black Women Birthing Justice for Black mamas and birthing people.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made visible enormous disparities in health outcomes, as well as society’s indifference to needless Black deaths, with Black folks 5x more likely to contract the virus than whites. For Black pregnant and birthing folks, the pandemic has added new challenges to a broken maternal health care system that was already failing Black mamas. How is the pandemic impacting birth experiences and outcomes? How are Black mamas and Black birthworkers battling the system in this moment?
We want to find out how Black mamas* and birthworkers have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, so that we can advocate for changes to improve our experiences and birth outcomes.
*BWBJ recognizes that not all people who get pregnant identify as women. We use “mamas” as an inclusive term for birthing folks of all genders.