Think of Mina as the Yelp of birthplaces, the Airbnb of birth workers, the Lyft of lactation.
Mina was created for families to find care providers when they need them. Mina gives a home on the web for birth workers to be discovered.
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Efforts to help birth workers would be incomplete without acknowledging the disparities that families of color experience compared to white families.
In the United States, black women are more likely to die from complications of childbirth than white women. Studies show that birthing people that don’t receive respectful care are less likely to seek care in the future, which can have long-term, adverse effects on maternal and child health. This is unacceptable.
Doula support, midwifery care, education and culturally appropriate care have been shown to improve maternal health outcomes. However, culturally appropriate care for families cannot happen without access to providers that look like them and share their lived experience. Mina is committed to working toward a more equitable world for families and birth workers by elevating providers in communities most impacted.
With the Mina Scholarship Program, for every five paid memberships, we will provide a fully-paid membership to a Black, Hispanic, Native, or Asian provider, as well as providers working with immigrant communities. If you would like to be a Mina Scholarship recipient, please apply today.