is to enhance women’s reproductive health through professional integrity, education, and advocacy.
is to ensure that all women have access to respectful, culturally sensitive midwifery, nursing and medical care. To play a role in decreasing maternal mortality in women of color through provider education to better actualize culturally competent care. To increase the number of women of color entering careers in birth work.
As maternal healthcare professionals, we promised to do no harm.
Implicit Bias causes harm, and a sense of disconnect with our clients.
Be brave and A.C.T. how??
Acknowledge, Commit and Teach others to do the same.
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This weekend I had the privilege of listening to your presentation, where you addressed so many eye opening things and stories that I was completely absorbed. Two stories hit home for me about women who were my age dying in childbirth, and it hit home for me because I just had my daughter. Thank you so much for your awesome information, and more knowledge for the future.
I read your article entitled “A mother’s love... what you need to know about Maternal Health care in "The Color of Wellness” magazine. Love that you strategically pinpointed the problems and made it so that it is overwhelmingly available for everyone to see as fact. I love the solutions you offer as most of the time, we hear there’s an issue, but no comprehensive solutions. Black and brown folks appreciate being heard 🔊. Thank you, have a beautiful day.
It’s valuable how Dr. J shared that technology doesn’t solve everything. For example, fetal heart tracings aren’t even utilized in many countries whose mortality rate is lower than in the U.S. She offered evidence-based information to back up her recommendations. The information that I felt was key was how she highlighted how racism, not any inherent racial physical differences are what affects maternal morbidity and mortality.
3rd Year Medical Student