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It’s Magic: Birth Justice and Black Maternal Health

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Black women are three times as likely as White women to die from pregnancy-related complications. Yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two-thirds of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable when people seek treatment after recognizing the warning signs. Care from doulas and midwives has also been shown to greatly improve women’s health and well-being during pregnancy and childbirth.

Through the work and birth stories of midwife, Allegra Hill, the producers of Re:Work Radio explain how Black midwives in Los Angeles are helping women to experience empowered births.

Special thanks to Allegra Hill and Kimberly Durdin of Kindred Space L.A.; Re:Work Radio and the UCLA Labor Center; Making Contact’s Sonya Green.

Image Caption: Allegra Hill, Co-Founder of Kindred Space L.A.

Featuring:

  • Allegra Hill, Co-Founder of Kindred Space L.A. and the Birthing People’s Foundation
  • Episode Producers: Veena Hampapur and Saba Waheed, Re:Work Radio
  • Engineering and Sound Design: Veena Hampapur

Making Contact Staff

  • Host/Producer: Monica Lopez

  • Executive Director: Sonya Green

  • Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani

Music Credits:

Daniel Birch – “Baby Birch Heartbeat”

 

Author: Radio Project

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