Higher Maternal Mortality Rate
In the United States, black women are more likely to die from complications of childbirth than white women. Doula support, midwifery care, education and culturally appropriate care have been shown to improve maternal health outcomes.
Respectful, Appropriate Care
Studies show that birthing people that don’t receive respectful care are less likely to seek care in the future. Culturally appropriate care for families cannot happen without access to providers that look like them and share their lived experience.