Blocking Bias: How to Speak Up For Your Health

This article recognizes that going to the doctor’s office is a vulnerable experience, so the author provides tips on how to combat discrimination. The author explains healthcare bias and gives advocacy advice, such as filing a formal complaint or trying to find a new doctor if you are being discriminated against. The article advocates for trusting your gut, as you know your body best.

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Black Maternal Health Resource List

This resource guide offers articles, videos, podcasts and more about health disparities and birthing experiences for Black mothers. One article, Protecting Your Birth: a Guide for Black Mothers, provides a guide for Black birthing people on both the unique risks of their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period as well as how they can prepare for these, such as creating a care plan. Another resource, the Black Birthing Bill of Rights,provides short statements and pictures about a person’s rights during birth. One example includes “I have the right to be informed of all available options for pain relief.”

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Sacred Sister Doulas

Sacred Sister Doulas

Ashley believes birth is sacred and is the founder of Sacred Sister Doulas. As you have learned on this page, having a doula involved in your pregnancy improves your likelihood of having a more natural and less complicated birth.

Please click on the link below to learn more.

https://www.sacredsisterdoula.com/

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BRAVE Campaign Resource Guide

The BRAVE (Black Reproductive Advocacy & Education) Campaign created a guidebook on self-advocacy for Black patients, best-practices for providers, and recommendations for organizations and institutions to improve reproductive health outcomes for Black Utahns.

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