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Louisiana To Open Its First Black-Owned Birth Center Thanks To Shatamia Webb

Louisiana will soon get its first Black-owned birth center! According to KATC News , Baby Catcher Birth Center is on schedule to officially open its doors at the end of July and will become the first Black-owned freestanding birth center in the state. Lafayette native, Shatamia Webb says that one of her biggest fears, when it came time for her to give birth , was arriving at the hospital and not being able to come home so she decided to have both of her children at home. Now, she’s on a mission to help all future parents not only feel more confident when it comes to delivering their bundle of joy but informed about the options they have when it comes time to do so. Webb is currently a midwife and has conducted home births for the last four years. For her and her staff, it’s all about mothers knowing “what to expect going in at every stage of the journey.” Staff at the center will provide insights for mothers on topics that include breastfeeding education, nutrition, labor support,...

Shanique Yates

May 12, 2021