I Am My Sister's Keeper: Preserving Black Motherhood As A Doula-Helping To Deliver One Healthy Black Baby At A Time - The Shade Room

I Am My Sister’s Keeper: Preserving Black Motherhood As A Doula–Helping To Deliver One Healthy Black Baby At A Time

As we celebrate Mothers Day, we must not forget the many Black Women, many mothers themselves, who practice as doulas—someone trained who may not necessarily be a healthcare professional but helps a pregnant woman through the process of her childbirth.

According to @nbcnews, Black Women have the highest mortality rate, when giving birth. No one is sure as to why but “institutional racism” and health issues, in addition to lack of prenatal resources are all believed to be contributing factors.

“Black women have historically had the highest maternal mortality rates. Researchers do not have a clear explanation, but they suspect a combination of institutional racism in society and the health care system, as well as black women’s increased susceptibility to certain health conditions, such as obesity and hypertension. Black women are also less likely to have access to quality prenatal care.”

This is why being a doula is essential to our community. The doula is able to advocate for the patient, assist with postpartum, and many other thangs during pregnancy and after birth.

According to Evidence Based Birth, doulas have helped to decrease childbirth complications. Decreased risk in C-sections, shorter labors, and also a decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score.

Swipe through and become familiar with the women who may not wear capes but are heroes in their own right.

 

 

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TSR Staff: La’Janeé @_lajanee_ _________________________________ As we celebrate #MothersDay, we must not forget the many Black Women, many mothers themselves, who practice as doulas—someone trained who may not necessarily be a healthcare professional but helps a pregnant woman through the process of her childbirth. _________________________________ According to @nbcnews, Black Women have the highest mortality rate, when giving birth. No one is sure as to why but “institutional racism” and health issues, in addition to lack of prenatal resources are all believed to be contributing factors. _________________________________ This is why being a doula is essential to our community. The doula is able to advocate for the patient, assist with postpartum, and many other thangs during pregnancy and after birth. _________________________________ Swipe through and become familiar with the women who may not wear capes but are heroes in their own right. ???????? 

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