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WHO WE ARE

Lucinda's house is community

Lucinda's house exists to create environments where women of color feel safe, supported, and can become an active part in eliminating structural barriers to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

Lucinda's House will provide individual consultations, health educational events, and information about community resources.

OUR STORY

Lucinda’s House was created in 2022 by Lucinda Canty PhD, CNM, FACNM to address the racial disparities in maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

To address these issues Lucinda's House draws on the strength and knowledge that already exists in communities of color. Our histories are rich. Historically, pregnancy and childbirth were honored and celebrated by the Black community. Women felt safe and cared for, even when there were minimal resources due to structural barriers.

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OUR MISSION

Lucinda’s House is an initiative that provides advocacy, education and support to birthing people of color.

Lucinda's House is a collective space where Black women and other women of color are seen, listened to, and heard. Lucinda's House is a space where we can discuss sensitive issues that relate to our health and our bodies.

Not only are we going to talk about the issues, we are going to develop our own solutions. Lucinda's House is going to address issues on an individual basis up to a structual level. This will be done through community support, education, and research.

We understand the challenges Black mothers face in the healthcare system and know that changes can occur when the members of the community together come together to address issues that prevent Black women and other women of color from maintaining a level of wellness.

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About Dr. Lucinda Canty

Lucinda is a mother, nurse, midwife, researcher, nurse educator, historian, a reproductive health justice activist, artist, and poet.

Lucinda is deeply committed to improving the maternal health of Black women and other women of color. She has 27 years of experience in providing midwifery care. She exists in many lanes of nursing to address to improve health outcomes for women of color.

Her experience as a clinician, researcher, and educator fuels her desire to address racism in nursing, midwifery, and the healthcare system. The goal of Lucinda's antiracism activism is to create change in practice, education, research, and policy.

She advocates for women of color to have the resources and support they need to maintain their health and wellness.

She has presented her research at various conferences and organizations.

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