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Kitchen Table

About the Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table is where we meet to have honest conversations about health care issues that are important to us.

Support, Educate, Provide guidance, Talk about challenges Develop solutions

The Kitchen Table is a concept created by Lucinda where women are invited to share their experiences, wisdom and knowledge. We are going to talk unfiltered about the issues. We will educate and support each other in this space. We will discuss issues that we do not often talk about in our community. Not only are we going to expose structures that cause us harm, but we will show our strength and resilience. Then we are going to identify solutions based on what we feel we need.

If there is a topic you want discussed on the Kitchen Table, please let us know.

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Kitchen Table - Infertility

Kitchen Table - Infertility Let's talk about it!

January 7, 2023

Lucinda's House's first Kitchen Table of the New Year! We had a discussion about Infertility. Take a look! Trashaunda Brown, Heather Harris FNP, Thelma Osei FNP, Rose-Ann Richards FNP-BC, and Lakesha Rivera, CNM, MS, RNC-OB for shared their knowledge and experience. Please share! So many women experience issues with infertility. There are so many resources and support available. Please encourage those to seek healthcare services or even a consultation with a trusted provider. 

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Shamica Frasier, owner/founder of New Birth Journey


March 12, 2023

Lucinda of Lucinda's House has a conversation with four doulas and one doula-in-training. The doulas share their experiences in providing care to their communities. They discuss the role of doulas, give advice to moms-to-be, and discuss the benefits of receiving doula care. Danielle Dixon, full spectrum doula and owner/founder of Envisioned Births Doula Services.  Aaliyah Harris, postpartum doula-in-training and director of community events at Lucinda's House. Shamica Frasier, birth/postpartum doula and owner/founder of New Birth Journey, Taylor Smith, full spectrum doula and founder and owner of Nourish Our Seeds; and Jessica Westbrook, birth/postpartum doula and owner/founder of The Lotus Doula Group

Upcoming Topics


Prenatal Care -- Date TBA

The discussion focuses on getting the most out of your prenatal care. How do you prepare for your visit? How do you get the information you need to care for yourself?

Pregnancy Over 40 -- TBA

The discussion focuses on the experience of having a baby over the age of 40. What does one need to know to have a healthy pregnancy?

Pregnancy Complications -- TBA

The discussion focuses on the possible complications that can occur during pregnancy. What places someone at risk for a complication? What are possible signs and symptoms of a problem? What do you do? Who do you call?

Planning for Birth -- TBA

The discussion focuses on how to prepare for childbirth. What to consider as one prepares their birth plan.

Postpartum Care & Healing -- TBA

The discussion focuses on what to expect after having a baby. What occurs as one recovers physically and mentally? What are warning signs of a possible problem?

Ask the Midwife -- TBA

Ask me anything, about any health topic related to reproductive health.


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Previous Episodes

NPR: Addressing dire racial disparities in reproductive health care

Dr. Lucinda Canty was interviewed for NPR's Where We Live to talk about the dire racial disparities in reproductie health care amongst blank women.

Inside Out/Outside In Podcast

Lucinda's House Kitchen Table was featured on the Inside Out/Outside In Podcast hosted by Dr. Christiana Best-Giacomini

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