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]
Celebrate Black Maternal Health Week April 11-17, 2020