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March 29, 2024 26 mins
Welcome to another empowering episode of "MEternal," where we dive deep into the critical topic of Black maternal health. In this episode, we focus on finding the right healthcare provider, a crucial aspect of ensuring a safe and positive pregnancy journey for Black mothers.

The statistics are stark: Black women in the United States are disproportionately affected by pregnancy-related complications and maternal mortality rates. Often, this disparity can be attributed to systemic issues within the healthcare system, including biases, lack of cultural competence, and inadequate access to quality care.

In this enlightening episode, we'll explore strategies for overcoming these challenges and finding the right provider who understands and respects the unique needs of Black mothers. We'll hear from experts in the field, including healthcare professionals, advocates, and mothers themselves, who share their insights and experiences.

Dr. Peggy Roberts discusses the importance of culturally competent care and how it can positively impact maternal health outcomes. We'll also delve into the role of midwives and doulas in providing personalized support during pregnancy and childbirth, particularly for Black women who may benefit from additional advocacy and empowerment.

Additionally, we'll provide practical tips and resources for Black mothers seeking to navigate the healthcare system, including questions to ask potential providers, red flags to watch out for, and strategies for advocating for their own care.

Join us as we empower Black mothers to take control of their maternal health journey, find the right provider, and receive the quality care they deserve. Together, we can work towards a future where every Black mother receives the support and respect, she needs to thrive during pregnancy and childbirth.
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