devilbunnii:

chill-aries:

devilbunnii:

Black people with vaginas who are pregnant I urge you to find a black doula or a midwife to help with delivery. The medical community is extremely racist and contributes to mortality of black infants and those giving birth.

There is legit a medical bias that black people feel way less pain than other races, so our pain is taken way less seriously. We could be in a life or death situation and the yt doctors and nurses will brush off our pain.

It happened to Serena Williams also (look it up).

Medical bias against black and brown people is very much real.

And I would recommend reading the Medical Apartheid it delves deeper into the racist medical community that is still prevalent to today

“According to the CDC, black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women’s health. Put another way, a black woman is 22 percent more likely to die from heart disease than a white woman, 71 percent more likely to perish from cervical cancer, but 243 percent more likely to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes. ”

 

From this article: https://www.npr.org/2017/12/07/568948782/black-mothers-keep-dying-after-giving-birth-shalon-irvings-story-explains-why

 

Here’s a link to the 1a page on this subject. Has a podcast about it as well as a link to Serena Williams discussing this:

 

https://the1a.org/shows/2018-05-14/why-u-s-maternal-death-rates-are-so-high-and-what-we-can-do-about-it

^^^Bless for the extra info!