February 03, 2021
Where Black Families Can Find Black Pregnancy, Birth & Breastfeeding Professionals
By: Cara Terreri | 0 Comments
One way to improve health outcomes for Black families around the time of birth is for Black parents/families to work with Black perinatal professionals, including physicians, midwives, OB/gyns, doulas, and breastfeeding support professionals. A 2020 study called “Physician-patient racial concordance and disparities in birthing mortality for newborns” (Greenwood, et. al., 2020) found that when Black families see Black physicians, there is a significant improvement in health outcomes for Black babies.
The following links provide several directories of Black perinatal professionals throughout the United States. If you are unable to find a provider in your area through these links, search for an organization that refers and promotes Black perinatal professionals in your area. Local Black community organizations will likely know of Black midwives, doulas, OBs, and lactation consultants in your area. And of course, be sure to talk with your friends and family first for recommendations!
Directories of Black Perinatal Health Professionals
>>Find a Black doula on the National Black Doulas Association directory.
>>Find a Black physician, including an OB/Gyn, on the BlackDoctor.org directory.
>>Find a Black doula or midwife on the Sista Midwife Productions directory.
>>Find a Black breastfeeding professional/lactation consultant on the National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color directory.
>>Find a Black therapist on the Therapy for Black Girls or Black Therapists Rock directories.
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