Women's Reproductive 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.
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.”
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.
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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.