A new birthing center founded by a Black woman now resides in Federal Way, WA, a suburb of Seattle . The Seattle Times reports that licensed midwife Faisa Farole recently opened the doors of the Federal Way Birth Center to the community. The 3,000-square-foot facility was establish to assist Black families by reducing obstacles surrounding childbirth and improving outcomes in maternal health, Farole told the outlet.
Dec 8, 2023
Black women deserve to have a healthy and safe pregnancy journey. This is why Layo George started Wolomi, a maternal health platform that provides community and helps mothers explore the healthcare system.
Sep 14, 2022
Allyson Felix is working to advocate for Black maternal health in a new partnership with Pampers, which will commit $250,000 towards the cause.
Jun 9, 2022
Jade Kearney is placing Black women at the forefront of mental health and wellness. As the CEO of She Matters, Kearney created the digital health platform to ensure Black women and women of color find the support they need. Kearney hopes to provide women the assistance she failed to receive following the birth of her daughter while working to complete her second master’s at New York University. “When I had postpartum, I was feeling the cultural norms of suffering in silence and I was invisible to the healthcare system. I experienced a lot of cultural stigma around mental illness and when it came to healthcare professionals or healthcare networks, I didn’t have any of them making the connection between what I had gone through physically while giving birth, which was preeclampsia and hemorrhage,” Kearney told AfroTech exclusively.
May 31, 2022
Just in time for Black Maternal Health week, Carol’s Daughter will partner with the Mama Glow Foundation for the second year of its Love Delivered – an initiative launched by the renowned hair care company to provide more Black women with access to doula services. Per PR Newswire, the program is designed to serve as support to Black birthing people and babies before, during, and after birth. “As we celebrate Black Maternal Health Week, we center joy in the Black birthing experience,” said Mama Glow founder and CEO, Latham Thomas in an official press release. “We celebrate the triumphs, our collective solutions, and our self-determination. Birth is meant to be transcendent, and we all deserve to experience empowerment through birth. The doula grants made possible through the three-year $225,000 commitment from Carol’s Daughter, further the mission to support safe, healthy and joyful birth outcomes for Black families in need.”
Apr 15, 2022