Ep. 22 The need for Black maternal health care has never been more pressing. According to the CDC, in New York City alone, Black women are nine times more likely to die of a pregnancy-related cause than white women, and their rate of infant mortality is more than three times higher.
In this episode Pastor George Nicholas is joined by Danise Wilson, Executive Director of the Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center to discuss how Doula services can help and how you can attend a free conference offering tons of resources for Black Mamas.
Danise, had a heart attack days after giving birth and she continues to have health problems years later because she was not heard. More than a hot topic, this crisis impacts black moms and babies we must be intentional in our efforts in mitigate the negative outcomes.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Danise Wilson, MPH Executive Director of the Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center. Erie Niagara AHEC is dedicated to creating a diverse healthcare workforce and well-informed community. Our educational programs address community health issues such as maternal health, opioid use, and health literacy.
A doula is a professional labor assistant who provides physical and emotional support to you and your partner during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.
Are you a Medicaid-eligible Black or Brown mother in Erie county? Would you like doula services to help you through your prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum journey at no charge? Please contact email@example.com