January 18, 2023
Six Perinatal Podcasts that Center Black and Brown Voices
By: Sharon Muza, BS, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE | 0 Comments
Podcasts are an increasingly popular source of information for birthing people and the perinatal professionals who support them in all sorts of capacities. Podcasts are a fun and efficient way to receive relevant information. Someone can listen to a podcast while exercising, driving or doing any number of other tasks. Enjoying a podcast is a simple and affordable way to expand one’s horizons, discover new interests and keep up on all that is happening in the world of pregnancy, birth and early parenting.
Podcasts hosted by Black and Brown perinatal professionals are able to speak to the experiences, circumstances and challenges faced by families of color who are welcoming babies into their lives. Black and Brown families are disproportionately impacted by higher maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity rates. These adverse outcomes are a result of systemic racism, medical racism and a lack of health care providers who share the culture and identity of the people they are caring for.
Consider checking out these remarkable podcasts produced by and for Black and Brown people and sharing them with all the families you serve.
This podcast’s goal is to educate, explore, and share information on a wide range of topics important to anyone from marginalized communities and all who want to learn. Here, you can explore decolonial approaches to healing & reproductive care. Listen to Birth Bruja here.
Center for Indigenous Midwifery
This is a space to share reproductive wisdom, traditions and stories of indigenous families and indigenous birth workers. Listen to the Center for Indigenous Midwifery Podcasts here.
Birth Stories in Color (BSiC)
A podcast for Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latino and Multiracial individuals to share their birthing experiences - a space that specifically celebrates, mourns with and supports them and their transformation through birth. Listen to the Birth Stories in Color podcast here.
Adriana Lozada talks pregnancy, birth and postpartum with top experts and new parents. Every episode distills the overload of pregnancy information down to the most relevant and useful information. Listen to the Birthful podcast here.
A podcast series about having a baby while Black. Personal stories and experiences along with current facts and circumstances that face Black pregnant and newly parenting families. Listen to Natal Stories here.
Kimberly Seals Allers hosts this podcast about joy and healing in Black birth. Listen to the Birthright podcast here.
Do you have favorite podcasts hosted by People of the Global Majority that center Black and Brown voices? If so, please share them in the comments section below.
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