Black Maternal Health Awareness

Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than their White counterparts. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, roughly 20% of pregnancy-associated deaths happen between 43 days and one year postpartum.This percentage is further exacerbated when disaggregated by race for Black mothers.  

#Day43 strives to create solutions to combat Black maternal mortality and to support an all-around equitable environment for all women, birthing people, and their babies. By transforming systems, #Day43 will raise awareness on Black women’s maternal health in the city of Waterbury through training, research, technical assistance, policy, advocacy, and community-centered collaboration.

#Day43 Partners

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RESOURCES

Books
  • Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts
  • Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth by Julia Chinyere Oparah & Alicia D. Bonaparte
  • Reproductive Justice: an Introduction by Loretta Ross & Rickie Solinger
  • The Radical Doula Guide by Miriam Zoila Pérez
  • Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology by Deirdre Cooper Owens
  • Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization by Khiara Bridges
  • Oh Sis, You’re Pregnant!: The Ultimate Guide to Black Pregnancy & Motherhood by Shanicia Boswell
  • Black, Pregnant and Loving It: The Comprehensive Pregnancy Guide for Today’s Woman of Color by Yvette Allen-Campbell & Suzanne Greenidge-Hewitt

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