Sharing with sadness and outage that is injustice. Why are we not listening? Why are women of colour still not being heard? This is serious. Life and death. This is the face of #lashondahazard
Lashonda and her baby died.
As you can see by reading the repost, Lorell has highlighted, its happening in the UK as well
In the UK Black women are 5 times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women. These heightened risks of pregnancy-related deaths span across a wide variety of incomes and education levels and are fused with racism, sexism and other systemic barriers.
Black women/birthing people deserve health care that is respectful, culturally competent, safe and of the highest quality. #Doulas
provide evidence based support, that is known to improve birth outcomes. .
Not only this, having another presence available to talk through your worries with, encouraging you to speak up and being physically in the birth room/hospital room asking questions, observing everything and giving you confidence - will greatly improve your experience and help to improve the manner in which you are treated
So sad for Lashonda, her sweet baby and her family 😢 RIP
... Despite all the knowledge we have on the #maternalmortalitycrisis
, that dispaportionately plagues Black women, Black mamas are still being ignored and not listened to.
said "I'm literally dying" and she and her unborn baby did just that, because no one listened to her. #WomenandInfantsHospital
should be embarrassed and ashamed of the lack of care given to this family and negligent behavior.
This is #whyweexist
. Black women deserve health care that is respectful, culturally competent, safe and of the highest quality. #Doulas
provide evidence based support, that is know to improve birth outcomes
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