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BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH

Pregnancy more perilous for black women in R.I.

By Madeleine ListJournal Staff Writer  Posted Apr 27, 2019 at 3:14 PMUpdated Apr 27, 2019 at 3:15 PM    Rhode Island health officials and community activists are working to improve care for pregnant black women, who face more maternity-related complications than their white peers, according to national and state data. Just as troubling, patients say, is the implicit bias they experienced from medical staff during labor and delivery. Ayo Henry remembers sitting in the emergency room after going into labor with her second baby in 2010. Her cesarean section wasn’t scheduled for another three days, but she’d started having contractions, and since she had given birth to her first child by C-section

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INVISIBLE NO MORE: WOMEN OF COLOR STANDING TOGETHER

On Saturday, October 27th, women of color from all around Rhode Island came to participate in “Invisible No More: Women of Color Standing Together“. We want to take the time to thank everyone for attending and participating! We had over 80 attendees to the community forum! Many thanks to Design Studio for Social Intervention for the Creativity Lab, people truly engaged with the data.

We are excited to connect with women of color in Rhode Island! We deeply believe that women of color working together will change the conditions and the future of Rhode Island. Currently, women face some of the greatest challenges, including economic inequality, domestic violence, and access to healthcare. 

Learn more about issues impacting women of color in Rhode Island. Check out the pictures above!


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