VIDEO: How midwives could help NC’s Black maternal health crisis

By Billy Ball

May 5, 2024

There’s so much people don’t understand about midwives, but the profession could be one piece of a comprehensive solution to NC’s Black maternal health crisis.

We talked to Tina Braimah and Amber Rodriguez of Aya Wellness, the first Black-owned birth and wellness center in NC, about the state of maternal care.

For more, make sure to check out Cardinal & Pine’s monthlong project on the Black maternal health crisis here.


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  • Billy Ball

    Billy Ball is Cardinal & Pine's senior community editor. He’s covered local, state and national politics, government, education, criminal justice, the environment and immigration in North Carolina for almost two decades, winning state, regional and national awards for his reporting and commentary.



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