Working Toward Racial Justice in Birth: Hope

When women are vulnerable to such situations as these, due to lack of information… We see the injustices as “A Common Story.” I remember my husband and I being told these same things, early on in my first pregnancy. Gladly enough, we made the conscious decision to seek out an alternative. This was the best choice we have ever made… And that choice was to birth at home with a midwife led team.

breathe. push. grow.

By Hanifah Rios

Hanifah Rios 2014Photo by Yesenia Rios, 2014

This guest post was initially part of a series leading up to HealthConnect One’s National Action Summit, “Racial Justice or Just Us? in Birth and Breastfeeding,” intended to encourage open,  thoughtful dialogue about finding or not finding, working or not working towards racial justice during the vulnerable time of birth and breastfeeding. It has now become part of a longer reflection – and hopefully dialogue – on racial justice in this country. We hope you will allow Hanifah’s words to stir and motivate you, and we encourage you to share in the comments what brings you hope in the journey toward racial justice.

Last month, I promised you a story. And hope. I promised you that, too. Here goes.

A Common Story

A mother at the end of her prenatal visit in her 38th week of pregnancy is told by…

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