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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. 

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STATISTICAL DATA

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.
(2019)

 
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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)

 
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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.
(April 2021)

 
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CONTRIBUTING FACTORS

Review this link to see what is contributing to these outcomes as per the CDC.
(2014-2017)

 
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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.

 
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ORGANIZATIONS

Learn about a few organizations working to improve these outcomes.

Organizations to Support:

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

blackmamasmatter.org

The Birthing Place

www.thebirthingplace.co

National Black Doulas Association www.blackdoulas.org

The Bridge Directory

www.thebridgedirectory.com

Just Birth Space 

www.justbirthspace.org

Ancient Song Doula Services 

https://www.ancientsongdoulaservices.com/our-focus

Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings 

https://www.badoulatrainings.org/

Support the Creation of BIPOC owned Birth Centers 

The Birth Sanctuary Gainsville

https://thebirthsanctuary.com/support

The Birthing Place

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/birthingplacebx?fbclid=IwAR3s4Q-rrJVSb7erEFpnkUeHMbbCXwHQ581rg2ljG9LDxoTeKxAlmdSv8zw


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.