Celebrating Black Maternal Health Week April 11-17, 2020
#CenteringBlackMamas, is an opportunity to think about improving maternal health disparities without fear, blame, or shame. We must recognize the strengths of Black Mamas—their motherhood, scholarship, leadership, and research—if we truly hope to end the maternal health crisis. One step to do that? Engage with BMMA and its partners: https://blackmamasmatter.org/our-members/
EMBRACE: Group Prenatal Care for Black Families
“Reclaiming Health and Wellness for Black Births”
EMBRACE is a clinical program developed to give Black mothers and Black pregnant people an opportunity to receive prenatal care from an intentional angle of racial consciousness.
EMBRACE asserts a deliberate and unapologetic stance around holding Black mothers, Black pregnant people and their families with a model of care where social and economic factors that affect their health can be identified and addressed.
Our principle goals are:
- To sustain and support the creation of Black lives with transformative and holistic wellness
- To reclaim cultural wisdom and integrate it in modern, systemic health care as an option for birthing Black families so that the beginning of their mothering and parenting is done with a conscious and empowered choice.
EMBRACE prenatal care includes:
- Village building with other Black families
- Race-concordant care
- Culturally specific & relevant conversations
- Integrated behavioral healthcare
- Mindfulness (through meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, and indigenous rituals)
- Extension of care up to 1 year post-partum
EMBRACE has supported 14 Black Families since September 2018
EMBRACE Partners & Guest Facilitators:
- Dr. Zea Malawi, Expecting Justice
- Dr. Ifeoma Udoh
- Dr. Alicia Swartz
- Tipping Point
- Vera and Joseph Long Foundation
- Mt. Zion Healthcare Fund
- UCSF Center of Excellence in Women's Health
Would you like to contribute to health equity?
Prospective patients can contact: [email protected]
All other inquiries: [email protected]