Maternal Mortality & Morbidity Resources
Black and Brown birthing persons are facing a maternal mortality crisis. It is important to learn about this issue and support legislation and organizations that are doing the work to address this. See a list of resources below to learn more. Please keep in mind that this is NOT a comprehensive list but rather, a starting point.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention monitors health information in the United States. Follow the link to review the Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States.
NEW YORK SPECIFIC DATA
Review this link to see data specific to New York State. The link provides the PDF file for the New York State Taskforce on Maternal Mortality and Disparate Racial Outcomes Report. (March 2019)
NEW YORK CITY SPECIFIC DATA
Review this link to see data specific to New York City. The link provides the PDF file for the Maternal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity in New York City.
Review this link to see what is contributing to these outcomes as per the CDC.
LEARN ABOUT LEGISLATION
The Momnibus Act is a bill including multi-agency efforts to "improve maternal health, particularly among racial and ethnic minority groups, veterans, and other vulnerable populations. It also addresses maternal health issues related to COVID-19" and has been reintroduced this year.
Learn about a few organizations working to improve these outcomes.
Organizations to Support:
Black Mamas Matter Alliance
The Birthing Place
National Black Doulas Association www.blackdoulas.org
The Bridge Directory
Just Birth Space
Ancient Song Doula Services
Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings
Support the Creation of BIPOC owned Birth Centers
The Birth Sanctuary Gainsville
The Birthing Place
Disclaimer: None of the above-mentioned organizations are sponsors or provided financial compensation to be featured. These organizations are organizations that I have learned from and would like to highlight.