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Health Programs

Lucinda's House is located in the Collective Space at 258 Windsor Ave, Windsor! We will have in person Health Programs and Community events. 

 

For more information, visit the Collective Space https://www.thecollective-space.com/about-6

 

 

Upcoming Health Programs

Pregnancy

Preeclampsia Community Conversations:

This project explores what Black women know (or don't know) about blood pressure disorders and cardiac complications during pregnancy, and what avenues they see are needed to help women know what they need to know. The experiences and beliefs of Black women will be captured through storytelling events called Community Conversations. Food will be provided. Participants will receive a $20 gift card for their time. To learn more about this research, contact Saharra Dixon at saharradixon@umass.edu

  • Windsor: November 28th 6 - 8 pm
  • Amherst: November 29th 1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Worcester: December 7th 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Windsor: December 10th Windsor: 3 - 5 pm
  • New Haven: TBA
  • Springfield: TBA

 

Kitchen Tables:

Taking care of ourselves: a holistic maternal health program.

A health and wellness program that focuses on preconception care, pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. The program provides health education that focuses on health promotion and prevention. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 3 pm to 5 pm.

  • January 7, 2024: Breastfeeding
  • January 21, 2024: Breastfeeding
  • February 4, 2024: Pre-conception care
  • February 18, 2024: Planning for your first prenatal visit
  • March 3, 2024: Promoting health and wellbeing during pregnancy
  • March 17, 2024: Mental health during pregnancy
  • April 7, 2024: Pregnancy warning signs
  • April 21, 2024: Postpartum health and recovery
  • May 5, 2024: Postpartum warning signs
  • May 19, 2024: Open session on pregnancy and postpartum

 

Perinatal Loss Support Program

A 10-week program for women who have experienced perinatal loss. The program will consist of 5 sessions of over 10 weeks with additional community hours. Each session will run 2 hours. A support group model that uses creative forms of expression to promote healing.

  • 10-week program: January to March
  • Meets in-person for five sessions.
  • Activities during the non-meeting weeks.

 

Maternal Health Dinner and a Documentary Series

A three-part series to develop an understanding of the maternal health crisis and the factors that contribute to poor maternal and infant health outcomes in communities of color. The purpose of this program to build a community around maternal health equity by developing solutions together. We will have dinner and watch a documentary that focuses on Black maternal health. Then we will discuss the issues and identify ways the community can address support solutions. Monthly series. Locations and documentaries to be announced soon.

  • #1 January 2024
  • #2 February 2024
  • #3 March 2024

 

Art and Poetry Event for Black Maternal Health Week.

This event is to use the arts to promote maternal health equity. This event is a celebration of the 2nd anniversary of Lucinda’s House.

  • Art show and Poetry: April 13th 5 – 7 pm

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Register for upcoming Kitchen Table discussions

About the Kitchen Tables

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.

https://youtu.be/wgTKodBDwM8 

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Shamica Frasier, owner/founder of New Birth Journey

KITCHEN TABLE - DOULAS! DOULAS! DOULA!

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxF3Ne3HqTA&t=139s

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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