Virtual Doula Care

Birthing Black in America:  Centering Community-Based Maternal Telehealth Support Services for Black Birthing Persons Written by: Shubhecchha Dhaurali, Brenna Miller, Melissa Wu, Divine Ogieva, Beverly Udegbe, Inricka Liburd, Kelechi Offor, Paige Feyock  America’s Healthcare Conglomerate was built on the bodies of Black women. Major modern medical innovations and research can be accredited to their pain, suffering,Continue reading “Virtual Doula Care”

HPV Vaccine and Race

Racial Correlates and the HPV Vaccination By: Sereena Jivraj, Mansi Rana, Ameya Menta, Eimaan Anwar of the MOTHER Lab Vaccination is by far the most essential thing we can do to protect ourselves from disease, and it is especially crucial when it comes to the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is widespread, and according to theContinue reading “HPV Vaccine and Race”

MOTHER Lab: Mother’s Day Edition

Sereena Jivraj, Leah Franklin, Eimaan Anwar, Mansi Rana The first goal healthcare providers have once a baby born is to directly place the newborn in contact with the mother’s skin. This “golden hour” of skin-to-skin contact “stimulates behaviors that help to meet the newborn’s basic biological needs, activates neuroprotective mechanisms, enables early neurobehavioral self-regulation, andContinue reading “MOTHER Lab: Mother’s Day Edition”

What Sparked Our Interest in Maternal Health?

Leah Franklin, Sereena Jivraj, Eimaan Anwar, & Mansi Rana   Maternal health – birthing, delivery, prenatal health, and postpartum health – is a broad and complex field. There are many parts that encompass maternal health, and we all have our own experiences that have shaped our interests in the matter. Whether we ourselves gave birth, orContinue reading “What Sparked Our Interest in Maternal Health?”

Maternal Health Professional Pipeline

The Need for a Maternal Health Professional Pipeline to Reduce Health Disparities   Mansi Rana, Sereena Jivraj, Leah Franklin, & Eimaan Anwar  Discussing maternal health within the United States without addressing the experiences of Black birthing people is a large reason why severe racial birthing outcome disparities continue to prevail. Black infants are two times moreContinue reading “Maternal Health Professional Pipeline”