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Birth work is evolving in 2017 with a major event in maternal health happening: March For Moms May 12 -15, 2017 in Washington D.C.
Why is this so important?
The U.S. has witnessed a rise in mothers dying in childbirth or due to pregnancy related causes. There are many reasons for this increase including poor access to healthcare, discrimination, lack of information about family planning options, & healthcare provider shortage, among others. Due to these barriers, the U.S. has the highest maternal mortality out of every industrialized country.
Maternal death for American Indian/Alaskan Native and non-Hispanic Black women is 3 to 4 times more likely to happen compared to White women.
Over 50% of maternal deaths are preventable; we want your help to raise awareness including need for State-Wide Maternal/Fetal Mortality Review Boards.
DONA International is a proud sponsor of this major movement in awareness and advocacy!
Please join Denise Bolds, producer/host of Awake in Birth 2017, with special co-hosts:
Ginger Breedlove, CNM, Ph.D., FACNM serves as Director of American College of Nurse-Midwives, Inc. Ginger is president of March For Moms.
Melissa Harley - Director of Marketing/Public Affairs DONA International.
Ravae Sinclair - Intercultural Director DONA International.
Would you like more information about this historical event? http://www.marchformoms.org/event-info/event-details/
Donate if you cannot make it to the event, your donation is your presence https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/march-for-moms-at-jefferson-memorial-d-c--2