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This section is going to contain resources in the following areas: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum, Pregnancy Loss, and Infertility. Clink on artwork for additional information.

Pregnancy Resources

The information provided on this website is not to replace your healthcare needs. Please seek care of healthcare professionals: midwives, nurses, doulas, nurse practitioners, and other medical providers. Lucinda's House was not created to make healthcare decisions for you. Our goal is to offer guidance and support to empower you to make informed decisions about your care.



Pregnancy Loss




Black Maternal Health


Black Maternal Health Week is recognized each year from April 11-17 to bring attention and action to improving Black maternal health. Everyone can play a role in working to prevent pregnancy-related deaths and improve maternal health outcomes.

Having the right team of healthcare providers is an essential part of receiving the care that you need, so it is important that you have a good relationship with healthcare providers. This relationship needs to be built on trust and respect. They need to understand your needs and provide nonjudgmental support throughout your pregnancy. If you do not feel comfortable with your provider, you have the right to change providers. Any interaction with healthcare professionals during prenatal visits, you should leave feeling listened to, safe, cared for, and that all your questions and concerns have been addressed. If you feel uneasy or uncomfortable, seek guidance from someone that you trust.


Members of the Maternal Healthcare Team:



Family Physicians

Nurse practitioners




Lactation consultants

Community health workers

Mental Health Providers

Genetic Counselors



Healthcare providers can:

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  • Ask questions to better understand their patient and things that may be affecting their lives.
  • Help patients, and those accompanying them, understand the urgent maternal warning signs and when to seek medical attention right away.
  • Use their physical assessment skills to evaluate their patient's concerns.
  • Order laboratory tests and procedures based on their patient's history and physical assessment.
  • Help patients manage chronic conditions or conditions that may arise during pregnancy like hypertension, diabetes, or depression.
  • Recognize and work to eliminate unconscious bias in themselves and in their office on an ongoing basis.
  • Take an anti-racist approach to provide care to racialized communities. Understand the role of history and influence on the delivery of healthcare.
  • Respond to any concerns patients may have.
  • Provide all patients with respectful quality care.

Online Resources that Educate and Empower

National Association to Advance Black Birth: BLACK BIRTHING BILL OF RIGHTS

CDC Hear Her Campaign

Dr. Shalon's Maternal Action Project

Every Mother Counts

Centering Humanity: The Black Birth Experience




Maternal health equity

Advocacy and Policy

We continue to hear news about poor health outcomes among Black women and other women of color. This information creates fear and uncertainty. We already have what we need to have a safe, enjoyable pregnancy and birthing experience. There are community members and organizations are working towards understanding racial disparities and promoting maternal health equity. Here are some organizations.

Organizations promoting advocacy, policy and empowerment of birthing people:

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC)


Commonsense Childbirth

Maternal Health Learning & Innovation Center™

National Black Midwives Alliance

Perinatal Health Equity Initiative

International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization

The National Association to Advance Black Birth

Sista Midwife Productions

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