I designed this to help spread awareness about the mortality rate surrounding Black moms
ALL women could benefit from a doula but particularly amongst Black women, it is a life or death situation. Too often, Black moms to be are not listened to or taken seriously by the health care system.
According to the CDC, black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women's health. Put another way, a black woman is 22 percent more likely to die from heart disease than a white woman, 71 percent more likely to perish from cervical cancer, but 243 percent more likely to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes.