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DBM Episode 17 Dem Black Births

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Dear Mama: Black women are fighting to stay alive while giving birth and Black babies are fighting to be born.  No one is coming to save us. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for and there have been and continue to be brave Black women on the front lines of Black maternal health.  Our intention of this episode is to share the importance of Black birth workers and encourage Black mothers to discover the power within themselves to become active engaged participants in their pregnancy and birthing process.  

Be sure to tag us on social media when sharing the episode and use the hashtag #BornFree. Be sure to hang with us until the end to hear more our collection plate cause Black Mamas Matter Alliance and our Black Mama Say phrase “Every eye that’s open ain’t woke.”  Let’s get free yall!

 

SHOW LINE UP

Church Announcements/Prayer Requests: Crystal has a new podcast; We’re giving away a tshirt to anyone who can snap a picture of NeKisha in Chi-Town; and Thea is making good on her promise to developing Inner Ground Railroad for Black women by helping them access joy and pleasure through sex therapy.

Mac & Cheese: Dem Black Births

Collection Plate Causes: Black Mamas Matter AllianceBlack Maternal Health Conference & Training Institute

Black Mama Say: “Every eye open ain’t woke.”

DBM Deals: Yara Imani is now offering 20% off of ALL MERCHANDISE with the code DEMBLACKMAMAS. We want to give a s/o to HiliandMac Apocathery offering 10% off all merchandise.  Hili and Mac is a mother daughter team whose passion is to bring the best Skincare, Clothes, Accessories,Home, and Spirituality products to the market.   

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LINKS:

Invest in Dem Black Mamas

Da Poetry Lounge 

Black Infant Memorial

The Healing Wisdom of Africa 

Birthmark Doulas

Nikki & Nikki Career Lactation Consultants 

All Heart Podcast 

VIDEOS:

Can trauma be passed on to the next generation?

All My Babies: A Midwife’s Own Story

ARTICLES:

Maternal Mortality rates in the U.S. have risen steadily.  Senator Kamala Harris has a plan to change that

Why Black Mothers and Babies are In a Life and Death Crisis 

Hospitals Know How to Protect Mothers.  They Just Aren’t Doing It. 

Why Black Breastfeeding Week is so Important 

Why We Need Blackbreasting Week

Playing Catch Up: Black Women and Breastfeeding 

Mental Health Problems During Pregnancy are more common than you think 

Granny Midwives of the South 

CenteringPregnancy

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