It’s an honor to announce that for the second year, Mayor Vi Lyles, has signed a Proclamation request, making April 11th-17th, Black Maternal Health Week in Charlotte, NC!
Maternal health refers to the health of an individual during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), African American women are three to four times more likely to die from childbirth than non-Hispanic white women, and socioeconomic status, education, and other factors do not protect against this disparity.
Black Maternal Health Week was created by Black Mamas Matter Alliance, to increase attention around the state of Black maternal health in the U.S., the root causes of poor maternal health outcomes, and community-driven policy, program, and care solutions.
My Darling Doula is committed to creating safe spaces and platforms that amplify the voices and experiences of local birthing families, specifically Black families. We invite all new and seasoned parents, birth workers and community members to join us for an afternoon of community birth story sharing. This story sharing circle will focus on building support and sharing resources, as we strive to create solutions that accelerate maternal health equity, so that we may all grow stronger & healthier together!
Dr. Faith Troupe, of Troupe Psychotherapy and Consulting, PLLC, will be present to provide support during the story sharing exchange. Tesia Love Wellness : Ayurveda will close out our time together, with a yoga offering, which will increase inner peace, calmness and stress reduction.
This is a free event, but donations can be given to support WISE Community Doulas, a local organizations dedicated to providing healthy, respectful and evidence-based care during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period, for People of Color, specifically pregnant black people. Donate Here
If you're interested in sponsoring or volunteering, please email us.