Until we learn to truly trust the people giving birth to know what’s best for themselves and their babies, we will continue to spend more healthcare dollars per person than any other country—while killing and traumatizing increasing numbers of parents with our ignorance.
Unrealistic expectations of motherhood undermine the mental health of moms.
For far too many Black mothers, cultural stigma and a lack of access to quality healthcare and family-friendly workplace policies systematically prevent us from holding the power to decide for ourselves.
The largest-ever study of mistreatment during childbirth confirmed that giving birth in the U.S. is dangerous for all women—and especially dangerous for women of color.
Restricting access to abortion is simply part of a system of catastrophic failures to provide basic, essential, life-saving women’s health care services. The proof is staring us right in the face.
We believe that this Congressional class—the most diverse in years, and full of firsts—will lead this country in the direction of better supporting women of color who want to have children, without the looming threat of losing their lives and their economic stability.
The biggest hurdle to saving mother’s lives isn’t a lack of solutions. It’s marshalling the data, the policies and the will to save them. This Mother’s Day, join me and The Rockefeller Foundation in vowing to end maternal deaths.
Feminist advocates and lawmakers came together Tuesday for the inaugural Mamas’ March roundtable—and to advance the Mama’s Agenda led by Mothering Justice.
After nine months of misogynistic language from doctors and nurses, it’s easy to forget that you’re the decision-maker about your own body.
Building awareness of the disparities black women face in pregnancy is a start—but providers also need to acknowledge our own biases.