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Black Maternal and Infant Health

Black Women for Wellness works to increase accessible, appropriate and affordable health services that positively impact the health outcomes for Black babies, girls, and women.

Black Women for Wellness Adinkra symbol for black maternal and infant health

Black Maternal and Infant Health

Black Women for Wellness works to increase accessible, appropriate and affordable health services that positively impact the health outcomes for Black babies, girls, and women.

The Black Maternal and Infant Health program uses both direct service and policy to address the staggering rate of Black infant and Black maternal mortality rates in Los Angeles County. Black Women for Wellness advocates for systemic change to assure every Black woman and pregnant person deserves dignity, respect, and a safe and healthy childbirth.

The Black Maternal and Infant Health program uses both direct service and policy to address the staggering rate of Black infant and Black maternal mortality rates in Los Angeles County. Black Women for Wellness advocates for systemic change to assure every Black woman and pregnant person deserves dignity, respect, and a safe and healthy childbirth.

Baby sleeping on his mother's shoulder

“Rich in mystery worldlets the only home we've ever known Hypatia light years a still more glorious dawn awaits.”

Dr. Carl Sagan

The basis of all efforts and programs are centered around these initiatives:

To provide every mother with the information she needs to have the birth experience she deserves.

To promote self-advocacy by providing education surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

To promote emotional and mental well-being throughout the perinatal experience via support groups throughout Los Angeles.

To promote proactive steps to a healthy pregnancy and childbirth.

To combat racists ideals rooted in our healthcare system that affect our Black mothers everyday.

BWW’s Black Maternal and Infant Health Program is a Kindred Partner of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, and The Los Angeles County African American Infant & Maternal Mortality Community Action Team steering committee.

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