USofCare Maternal & Child Health Resource Hub
USofCare is proud to share the following resources based on our listening work and research that uncover how we can ensure everyone has a joyous birthing experience and a joyful, safe, and supported pregnancy.
Through our listening work, we talked to Black women and women of color about some of the challenges they face during their pregnancy journey. This resource lays out how these gaps in care are being addressed through Bright Spots (see below). These insights provide a better understanding of how all women can be supported through joyful and safe pregnancy journeys.
Black women face significant maternal health disparities during their pregnancy journey, but promising initiatives, termed Bright Spots, are improving maternal health for Black women. This snapshot explores trends within these Bright Spots to illustrate the innovative approaches taken by these programs to help drive better maternal health outcomes and experiences.
USofCare’s Listening Work on Maternal Health: Understanding the Pregnancy Experience of Women of Color
At USofCare, we listen first. In our conversations with women of color, we uncovered crucial insights into the pregnancy experiences of women of color and how we can improve them.
Published in September 2022, this is a research brief on maternal health policy within Medicaid programs across all 50 states and DC as of 2022.
Our MCH Medium Posts
Hint: it isn’t good. Click the image to read more about our research findings and what women of color experience in contrast to their white counterparts. This post goes into:
- Differential Treatment, Stereotyping, and Racism in the Black Maternal Health Experience
- Limited Knowledge and Experience with Midwives and Doulas
- Lack of Postpartum Support
From disbelief to racism, Black women suffer the most when it comes to receiving adequate health care.
Read powerful quotes from Black women about their experiences within the U.S. health care system.