June 11, 2019

Disparity In Maternal Health

Disparity In Maternal Health

Why Are We Losing Black Moms


The disparity in Black Maternal Health is astounding. Black Moms are 3-4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related deaths than a non-black mom according to the CDC. My state, Louisiana, is #2 behind Georgia in these losses. Our city, Monroe, LA, received two heart-wrenching blows as we loss two beautiful moms within days of each other, that left everyone with so many questions and started conversations revealing a host of traumatic experiences from family members left to mourn. #BlackMaternalHealth #PregnancyComplications 

My guest, Professor Brittany Lewis, RN and I discuss factors associated with pregnancy-related loss, multiple factors related to the disparity, and what reignited her passion to make changes in these statistics. Brittany is seeking resources to help black moms in Northeast Louisiana obtain education and resources to reduce the risk and associated losses. She can be messaged at Brittany ChocolateDoll Lewis on Facebook

This episode is sponsored by "The Mom Coach", Shayla Shaw. Shayla is dedicated to empowering moms to achieve goals related to family, career, purpose, and mental wellness. Ready to get unstuck and move towards your version of HAPPY? Let's get started now https://www.shaylashaw.com/contact #Empowerment