Take Action

  • Learn how racism and bias harm Black mothers and babies.
  • Share this campaign with your colleagues.
  • Listen, trust and respond urgently to Black mothers’ and families’ concerns.
  • Be an advocate for Black mothers and their needs pre-, during and post-childbirth.
  • Become an ambassador for birth justice within your institution.
  • Welcome doulas and midwives to your institutions, and treat them as partners.
  • Take an anti-racist/implicit bias training and incorporate it into your practice; mandate training at all levels.
  • Create a system for reporting and addressing incidents of racism and bias within your institution.
  • Make data related to maternal health outcomes publicly available.
  • Hire and retain birthing providers of color, especially Black providers.
CMQCC Maternal Quality Improvement Toolkits – CMQCC Maternal Quality Improvement Toolkits aim to improve the health care response to leading causes of preventable death among pregnant and postpartum women as well as to reduce harm to infants and women from overuse of obstetric procedures.
My Birth Matters – A website to help pregnant women and birthing people of all backgrounds learn more about their birthing options.
Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Project – An interactive training course and resources for perinatal providers focused on implicit bias and reproductive justice.
[Report] Centering Black Mothers in California – The Centering Black Mothers in California report shows how social policies, structural racism, and community and neighborhood conditions impact the health of Black birthing people and babies. In California and across the United States, Black mothers experience some of the highest rates of life-threatening childbirth complications, deaths from pregnancy-related causes, and babies born too early or too small. The report was informed by Black women leaders and community members in California. Their unique insights helped develop the findings and recommendations to improve the health outcomes of Black mothers and babies.
Building – An E-Book and Infographic that educates mothers, birthing people, and healthcare stakeholders about the healthcare workers who offer support before, during, and after having a baby.

Share the Campaign

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