The maternal health crisis in the United States is showing no signs of improvement. It won't be solved without investing in Southern Communities. READ MORE
My guest this episode is Jamarah Amani. Jamarah is a community midwife who believes in the power of birth and the right of every birthing person to the care and services they need. Jamarah's lived mission is to do her part to build a movement for Birth Justice. READ MORE
Black midwives have been an integral part of life in Georgia and across the South for centuries. Divisions within the industry, battles with physicians complicate push for licensure in the Georgia Legislature.
In March of 2020, as the brutality of two pandemics, Covid-19 and police violence, were devastating Black communities across America, I thought about how midwifery models of care offer deep mother wit and wisdom to answer the problems facing society.. READ MORE
If you're reading this, at some point you were born-and whether naturally, with an epidural or via cesarean section, it was indisputably a major physical event for the woman who carried you.. READ MORE
"There are a lot of traditional birthing customs that were lost through the years. Not only did we lose a part of our culture during slavery, but we lost a lot when our foremothers, grandmothers, and our great grandmothers started having their babies in the hospital." - Iya Sarahn Henderson READ MORE