Racial disparities in quality of maternity health care leads to increased demand for Black midwives
We have learned a lot more over the last year about the disproportionate complications black women suffer during pregnancy.
according to the American heart association, Black women are four times more likely to die of prenatal complications than white women. Statistics like these along with concerns about hospital visits during Covid in general may be what has sparked a huge increase in the demand for black midwives. Debbie Allen is a traditional home birth midwife and founder of Tribe Midwifery, joined Good Day LA to talk about what she's doing to meet the demand, and why culturally appropriate care is so vital. https://www.tribemidwifery.com/