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Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth Julia Chinyere Oparah

Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth

Julia Chinyere Oparah

Published December 22nd 2015
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Kindle Edition
246 pages
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 About the Book 

There is a global crisis in maternal health care for black women. In the United States, black women are over three times more likely to perish from pregnancy-related complications than white women- their babies are half as likely to survive the firstMoreThere is a global crisis in maternal health care for black women. In the United States, black women are over three times more likely to perish from pregnancy-related complications than white women- their babies are half as likely to survive the first year. Many black women experience policing, coercion, and disempowerment during pregnancy and childbirth and are disconnected from alternative birthing traditions. This book places black womens voices at the center of the debate on what should be done to fix the broken maternity system and foregrounds black womens agency in the emerging birth justice movement. Mixing scholarly, activist, and personal perspectives, the book shows readers how they too can change lives, one birth at a time.