Newsletter IV

Systemic racism: the challenges that black mothers face during their pregnancies.

News 🗞️

High Risk Pregnancies: Giving birth during the ongoing pandemic is undoubtedly more complicated than usual.  Kenna, a young woman in Louisiana, was not considered a high risk COVID patient due to her young age.  However, she was a pregnant woman with COVID-19 and diabetes.  Read about her traumatic experience in the state with the highest maternal mortality rate for black women.  Link.

Reading 📚

Mental Health & COVID Pregnancies: With prevalence of social isolation, the COVID pandemic has had a dangerous impact on mental health, especially for new moms. However, black moms have been the most strongly affected

Events 🎟️

March of Dimes Webinar: Tune in for a webinar with March of Dimes on June 11th at 2pm.  Learn about the importance of confronting the truths about systemic racism and how it affects moms and children throughout the United States.  Link.

Interesting 💡

What is being a lactation consultant really like? Explore the ways in which LCs assist mothers with breastfeeding.  You may be surprised by the variety of breastfeeding resources that they offer.  Link

Social Post of the week 🎉

First Lady of NJ Tammy Murphy recently commented on racism and maternal health: “To improve maternal & infant health, we MUST understand the dark & racist history of modern obstetrics and gynecology.”  Link.  

Product Therapy 🛍️

Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage: Check out the #1 selling breast milk storage bags on Amazon.  Each bag is pre-sterilized and has a double zipper to avoid leakages.  Link

Featured Caregiver 👩🏽‍⚕️

Doula Katharine Deeb: Katharine Deeb is a doula based in Los Angeles, CA.  She believes that birth is the most intimate experience that a woman can experience, so she has dedicated herself to supplying birth support.  Learn more about her story and experiences as a doula!  Link.

Stats to know 📈

Three out of four women assert that they are not given enough guidance during their pregnancy.  Furthermore, 66% said that they are not prepared for the postpartum period.  Link.

Media 📸

GOLD Learning Interview: Tune in to an interview with Marissa Bartick about bedsharing and breastfeeding.  Link.

Jobs 🗒️

Certified Nurse Midwife, North Hollywood, CA.  Link.

Certified Nurse Midwife, Tacoma, WA.  Link.

Certified Nurse Midwife, Rochester, NY.  Link.