My heart has been drawn to this cause in the past 2 weeks more than anything ever before. I had no idea the significant disparities that existed between black & white maternal health care and it’s now become a huge focus for me. Did you know that black women are 4x more likely to die from childbirth?! A resource I have found to be helpful in researching this is Birth Equity. I am continuing to dive into more and more research and will share as I go (it’s a slow moving process with all the other moving parts we have right now)! I decided that it would be amazing to support one Black mama a month through her pregnancy/birth. This may be through an Amazon wish list with items for mama and baby, providing a breast pump, providing doula services, and more. I am sure that this will get nailed down more and more as we go but I want to start somewhere! If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments section or shoot me an email!
JUNE’S MAMA – MEET AMBER
“I am in need because everything has been cancelled. It is tough to have to supply everything a baby needs in general never-mind when the support from friends and family isn’t able to be provided because everyone is struggling – we are in a pandemic! As a black mom I’m really focused at this point on additional stuff that is recommended to reduce the likelihood of maternal death – a doula, a care team not 100% covered by insurance. I’ve also been experiencing a lot of pregnancy related issues that have caused increasing needs in healthcare – like SPD which requires pelvic floor therapy and chiropractic care, something insurance just doesn’t pay for. I’m only partnered and not married. So it is hard to equally share when I only make so much to ensure baby is provided for. I’m already at 30 weeks and there’s a lot left to get!” -Amber
AMBER’S AMAZON WISH LIST HERE
amazon list has been fulfilled!
AMBER’s GOFUNDME PAGE HERE (for hospital bills and bigger ticket items, stroller, etc that they need for baby!)