I pride myself on offering culturally sensitive doula care.
I come from a diverse family 🗺 We are: west-Indian, Caribbean, Christian, west-African, Latino, Muslim, White, Indigenous, and Southeast Asian. Protecting the wellness of mothers and newborns is my goal for all clients. I focus on cultivating trust so I can understand what makes you unique and see how your background (might) influence how you navigate motherhood.
Maternal and infant mortality are never topics that I want to highlight, but American studies show that birth outcomes are disproportionately worse for Black mothers.
Risk factors (like poverty and socioeconomic status) cannot fully explain the higher mortality rates. Unfortunately, racial discrimination from healthcare providers in hospitals (institutional racism) is at the root of this issue.
Thankfully, prenatal support and continuous birth support can help women become better advocates of their health, and help avoid the cascade of interventions.