Have you ever heard me cheering with the latest information?
Sure, it’s lengthy overdue that our Maternity Care System will get an overhaul, however latest adjustments are occurring and it’s a giant deal. Having been working as a DONA doula, doula coach and Lamaze Childbirth Educator, I’ve had an in-depth take a look at the massive variation in practices between suppliers and hometown each within the U.S. and around the globe. No different subject of drugs has such a variation of look after pregnant folks and their households.
It appears that evidently lastly, everyone seems to be seeing the cracks within the system that so many people have been talking about for years, however till not too long ago, lots of our considerations have been ignored.
Specifically, the influence of systemic racism and the inequities and disparities for Black, Indigenous, Individuals of Coloration in addition to our overuse of know-how and lack of extra pure methods to assist and supply consolation in labor, beginning, and postpartum.
This week I had some superb webinars and conferences concerning the Worldwide Childbirth Initiative, planning for a brand new schooling sequence with Each Mom Counts, and listening to our Vice President Kamala Harris with Allyson Felix.
Allyson Felix, essentially the most embellished lady in Olympic monitor and subject historical past, shared her childbirth expertise, the challenges she faces as a working mom, and her ongoing advocacy for advancing maternal well being.