Newsletter VI

Climate change and premature birth: explore their hidden relationship.

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News 🗞️

Latest on Birth During a Pandemic: Hospital policies for women giving birth during the pandemic are rapidly changing.  Read the latest on the limited accommodations and support that are available right now.  Link.

Reading 📚

Doulas for BLM: Doulas in Asheville, North Carolina have targeted racial disparities in the delivery room for years.  Now, however, they are speaking out about the ways in which we can amplify the voices of black pregnant mothers.  Link.

Events 🎟️

Black Health Worker Rally: In support of black health workers, protestors united on Saturday June 20th from Pill Hill to Bernal Hill in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Link.

Interesting 💡

Pregnancy & Climate Change: High temperatures and pollution have been proven to cause premature births, especially with black mothers.  Read more about these findings.  Link.

Social Post of the week 🎉

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood: On Juneteenth, Underwood commented on the maternal health crisis in our nation.  She tweeted, “The black maternal health crisis in our country is a product of systemic racial injustice.”  Link.

Product Therapy 🛍️

Leachco Pregnancy Pillow: Check out this horse-shoe shaped body pillow that will provide you with back and stomach support throughout your pregnancy.  Link.

Featured Caregiver 👩🏽‍⚕️

Midwife Charlotte Morris: Charlotte became a midwife 30 years ago so that she could combat racial disparities within the black pregnant community.  Since then, she has worked towards the goal of health equity.  Learn more about Charlotte’s story here.  Link.

Stats to know 📈

Doula Usage: 6 percent of mothers have reported using a doula during their pregnancy.  This percentage is on the rise, especially in recent years.  Link.

Media 📸

Maternity & Midwifery Forum Student Midwife Hour: On June 17th, student midwives tuned in to learn about what it means to be a midwife during the COVID crisis.  Watch a recorded version of their Facebook live event to learn more.  Link.

Jobs 🗒️

Nurse Midwife, Stockton, CA.  Link.

Certified Midwife, San Antonio, TX.  Link

Certified Nurse Midwife, Toms River, NJ.  Link.