Black Maternal Health Care

Black Maternal Health Care in North Carolina

Black Maternal Health Care

In a gridlocked Congress, a rare show of bipartisanship to prevent stillbirths

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams from North Carolina partners with Republicans to fund research in preventing stillbirths, which happen about 58 times a day in America.
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Black Maternal Health Care

Twenty of North Carolina’s 100 counties are ‘maternity care deserts’

Huge portions of North Carolina are without local options for maternity care. Here's why that matters.
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Black Maternal Health Care

Here are the ways you can improve maternal health care in NC

NC has major gaps in maternal care, especially for rural communities of color. Here's how you can help.
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NC Doulas

‘You don’t know what you don’t know’: A Q&A with a NC doula on making maternal care affordable and accessible

It can be difficult and expensive to be a pregnant person in NC, especially if you’re Black or live in a rural community. We talked with a NC doula about the gaps in care and making doulas more accessible to all.
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Funding doula and midwife services

How Democrats’ ‘Mamas First Act’ could save lives by funding doula and midwife services

A bill co-sponsored by Rep. Alma Adams of North Carolina would expand access to a vital tool in the fight to address the nation’s Black maternal health crisis.
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Black Maternal Health Care

NC midwives might be the key to the Black maternal health crisis

As NC’s health leaders grapple with a maternal health crisis that’s particularly impactful for Black women—who are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women—midwives could play a huge role.
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Black Maternal Health Care

‘You push, we catch’: A Q&A with Aya Wellness, the first Black-owned birth and wellness center in NC

The leaders of a groundbreaking birthing center in North Carolina on the Black maternal health crisis, what they do, and the racist roots of prejudice against midwives.
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Black Maternal Health Care

Debunking one big myth about Black healthcare

It's crucial to challenge harmful myths. One especially harmful one is the idea that Black individuals have higher pain thresholds.
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Black Maternal Health Care

The harsh truth of maternal health for Black Americans

It’s time to confront the harsh realities of systemic inequities in maternal healthcare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women are three times more likely than white woman to die from causes related to pregnancy. There’s a lot behind those numbers. Things like access to healthcare, underlying chronic health conditions, systemic […]
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Black Maternal Health Care

How to spot the symptoms of preeclampsia

Let's confront the stark reality: too few understand the challenging experience of preeclampsia in Black maternal health.
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Black Maternal Health Care

Good news! NC offers free classes for overwhelmed and isolated parents

Access to affordable resources isn’t just about the child’s well-being—it’s about supporting parents too! From infancy through adolescence, every stage presents unique challenges and without adequate support, parents can feel overwhelmed and isolated, affecting their mental health and parenting abilities. The NC Triple P State Learning Collaborative ensures that every parent, regardless of their stage, […]
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Black Maternal Health Care

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

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.
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