Pregnancy can be a tough time for moms. Therefore, Doulas which are trained non-healthcare women who provide support throughout the process can be helpful.
A Nashville non-profit has a new space to increase its doula services to Black mothers and families during and after pregnancy.
“The state of Tennessee put out a report last year that stated in 2017 and in 2018, 46 Black women died from pregnancy or pregnancy-related complications. They also stated that 100 percent of those deaths were preventable.”
It’s a heartbreaking statistic that Kristin Mejia-Greene, CEO and founder of the Homeland Heart Birth and Wellness Collective, wants to shrink by addressing disparities in healthcare for Black moms and infants.