Support Black Maternal Health With Carol’s Daughter’s Love Delivered InitiativeApril 16, 2021
The maternal mortality rate is at an all-time high, with Black people being disproportionately affected. Black mothers and birthing people are between three to four times more likely to die due to childbirth or childbirth-related causes than their white counterparts. Worse yet, 60% of these deaths are classified as preventable.
Over the next three years, Love Delivered aims to empower, support and equip Black mothers, birthing people and babies by offering them the love, support and information they need to have a healthy pregnancy and the tools they need to thrive post-delivery. To support positive birthing experiences, Love Delivered will offer a robust outreach program, including providing doula services, training and scholarship opportunities as well as access to online resources and maternity experts for families, birth workers, partners and allies.
Birth is meant to be joyful, says Thomas. “We have the opportunity to work together to restore safety, dignity and strive towards equity in birth.”
To learn more about becoming an advocate for Black maternal health, head to carolsdaughter.com/lovedelivered and watch the video below.