We Got You: Black Maternal Health – Support & Solutions
More than 700 women lose their lives each year in the United States due to pregnancy-related causes, and the majority of those deaths are preventable. For every woman that dies, 70 nearly die – this is called a near miss. It is devastating how black women face greater challenges when it comes to maternal health.
In fact, we already face significant struggles with fertility, but when we finally conceive, carry life within us, and prepare to birth a child into this world–we far too many times don’t make it home to nurture and raise those beautiful blessings, resulting in more broken black homes … the cycle continues.
Here’s the hard fact: Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White women, and twice as likely to die as women of other ethnicities.
The problem: They don’t hear us. They don’t take us seriously. They often overlook us. Our nation’s resources are far too vast for the Black maternal mortality crisis to continue without intentional, directed action.
Mothers are dying in delivery rooms and suffering from negligence from healthcare providers they’re supposed to trust. We can no longer afford to let these issues go unaddressed.
While we can’t blame it all on childbirth, there are many other reasons we are considered high risk and should be treated with extra delicacy as we birth a nation. Black women have a 1.7x higher rate of having underlying health conditions making things more risky during childbirth. High blood pressure and cardiovascular disease are two of the leading causes of maternal death. African-Americans are at an increased risk for these conditions, which have a dangerous effect on pregnancy. Black women often develop preeclampsia (a dangerous rise in high blood pressure in pregnant women) and this greatly impacts childbirth outcomes and maternal health.
The cycle continues when we aren’t taken seriously by our providers. Data shows that Black women aren’t often believed when they say they’re in pain, and much of that is due to discrimination and bias in the healthcare industry.
It doesn’t stop there … the impact trickles over into our babies. Not only are Black mothers at risk while giving birth…so are our children. Black infants in America are twice as likely to die before their first birth as white infants.
This vicious cycle cannot and will not end if we don’t advocate for ourselves more than ever before. We have to make sure that we focus directly on bettering ourselves with understanding the importance of BALANCE, before pregnancy. THIS is vital. Only with Balance will we be able to fight back against the harsh realities people of color face in health care, which often lack resources, limited food options, mediocre health care, and so much more. This comes into play even before a woman finds out she’s expecting. Once she learns that she is with-child the focus then goes on both baby and child with our PRE-NATAL supplement. It not only provides what the baby needs but also provides what mommy so that there are no risks of deficiencies during pregnancy.
Once baby is earth-side and well, the focus then shifts to Pre-Post Natal Kit that comes specifically with iron and D3. Why is this important? Studies show that nearly one-third of the world population lacks iron, this is especially common in women and children.
You want to make sure that you and baby are GOOD. Our Prenatal supplements will give you the support you need. PRENATAL is an all-natural, vegan and organic female supplement expressly designed for use during preconception, pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, lactation and for uterine atony. Our formula also helps with infertility, morning sickness and hot flashes.
This supplement focuses on sustaining and reinforcing the woman during the physical difficulties of pregnancy, birth and postpartum–including helping promote healthy milk production. It also reduces pain from cramping, contractions, uterine atony, and related problems and helps promote hormonal health and balance.
Our Pre + Post Natal Kit is available for you. It specifically helps prevent Iron deficiency (Anemia) while also providing vital nutrients on the maternal continuum from pregnancy through postpartum and lactation.
- Helps prevent Iron deficiency (Anemia)
- Provides Nutrition and Nutrients vital on the maternal continuum from pregnancy through postpartum and lactation
- Helps ease morning sickness
- Facilitates the absorption of Calcium and Phosphate
Benefits include helping the body:
- Balance hormones—reversing Estrogen Dominance,
- Promote healthy Progesterone and Testosterone levels
- Reduce heavy bleeding, menstrual cramps, and headaches
- Amplify libido
- Strengthen the Uterus