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COVID-19
Resource List 


As midwives serving our communities, we don’t always have time surf the web and find all the latest information and webinars available.  Many of us are now taking extra time to field phone calls and emails from concerned pregnant people rethinking their birth choices and maternity care options. Many of us have had to learn new technologies for tele-visits, or want to learn how.  To help use our time effectively, we have put together a list of resources related to COVID-19 and midwifery care...


 

MANA Honors Black Maternal Health Week - Six Things We Can All Do

MANA honors the third annual Black Maternal Health Week this week, April 11 - 17.  This campaign was created by Black Mamas Matter Alliance to bring awareness to the plight of Black maternal health and mortality. Too many Black women are dying in pregnancy and childbirth! Maternal and infant health disparities between the African American community and other communities are significant. The preterm birth rate for black women is 44 percent higher than the rate among all other women and 55 percent higher than white women.  Women of color are most at risk of facing pregnancy complications, and black women are more than three to four times as likely as white women to die from pregnancy-related causes. The same conditions that contribute to increased maternal mortality also make Black communities more susceptible to COVID-19 — and more likely to die from it... read full blog post
Emergency Childbirth Site Management Plan - Outline

The Emergency Childbirth Site Management Plan Outline is a tool I developed to help emergency planners, especially community midwives, wrap their minds around what may be needed if circumstances require that healthy pregnant people unexpectedly need to birth in temporary, low resource, birthing facilities. This outline is not a complete plan, and should be thoroughly picked apart and scrutinized by each group in consideration of their unique situation, but it will be a helpful roadmap to any group starting down the path to making an Emergency Childbirth Site Plan...

 
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