© Megan Smith / National Health Law Program
June 5th, 2020
Rising Demand for Midwives: In the wake of the Coronavirus, the prevalence of home births has spiked. This increase has led to a renewed demand for midwives. Read more about this cultural shift. Link.
Doula Medicaid Project: Explore the National Health Law Program’s Doula Medicaid Project that is created to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers who are enrolled in Medicaid. Link.
Massachusetts COVID-19 Perinatal Coalition: Join Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Congresswoman Ayanna Presley, and the MA COVID-19 Perinatal Coalition in discussing the needs of mothers and caregivers giving birth during a pandemic. Link.
Learn about home birth: Learn why some mothers choose to have a home birth and understand their reasoning behind this decision. Link.
Black Lives Matter: The California Nurse-Midwives Association recently commented on combatting racism. “We owe it to the families and communities we care for to do the work of anti-racism… White and white-passing midwives, take action against white supremacy.” Link.
Manual Breast Pump: Check out the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump for a more lightweight, convenient, and affordable breast pump.
Marlyn Lestage-Laforest: Marlyn provides full-scale midwifery care to women in the Bronx. She believes that there is no greater joy or privilege than being present during a birth. Read more about her story and personal growth as a midwife. Link.
Midwives only attend 8 percent of births in the U.S. are attended by midwives. However, this percentage is growing. Learn about the barriers to midwifery that must be broken. Link.
Midwife Interview: Tune in for an interview with midwife Lina Duncan to learn more about her personal experiences as a midwife today. She is featured on All4Maternity Podcasts. Link.