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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.
- 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
Interim Executive Director: Jessica Partnow
Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani
Daniel Birch – “Baby Birch Heartbeat”