How Birth Doulas Are Helping Parents Navigate Coronavirus

https://www.yesmagazine.org/health-happiness/2020/05/04/coronavirus-pregnancy-birth-doulas/ Doulas provide emotional and physical support before, during, and after birth. With concerns over the spread of COVID-19, this service has become even more crucial. Doulas help ease some of the anxiety and stress in patients, especially those giving birth for the first time, by providing education, coping strategies, and emotional and physical support …

Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/magazine/black-mothers-babies-death-maternal-mortality.html The answer to the disparity in death rates has everything to do with the lived experience of being a black woman in America. Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to …