Our Bodies Belong to Us: Restoring Black Autonomy and Joy!
April 11-17 is Black Maternal Health Week
Sources: Black Mamas Matter Alliance and BirthMatters
Held annually on April 11-17th, Black Maternal Health Week is a week-long campaign founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance to build awareness, activism, and community-building to amplify the voices, perspectives, and lived experiences of Black Mamas and birthing people.
In light of the steadily alarming rise of maternal mortality in the U.S., BMMA continues to highlight and center culturally-congruent practices with a focus on Black Midwifery care and full-spectrum Black-led Doula care as sound, evidence-based solutions. Most importantly, these are practices and solutions that incorporate the true needs, wants and desires of Black women and birthing people.
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among affluent countries, in part because of the disproportionate mortality rate of Black mothers.
Resources and Upcoming Events:
Birthing Justice Film Screening & Discussion
April 18 at 5:30-7:30
Tony White Theater (Wofford College Mungo Student Center)
429 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Breastfeeding Support Group
April 12 at 12:00-2:00
501 Howard St Suite A, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Call 864-69-BIRTH to sign up