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The Black Women Leading Maternal Healthcare

Black women are building tech companies to better the maternal care system.
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The Black Women Leading Maternal Healthcare

Black Women are taking the lead when it comes their health

In this Helm article, you'll learn about:
  • Six pioneering Black women founders

" “There’s a lot of things that happen [to birthing people] that are normalized that actually, outside of this context, would be considered abuse,” explains birth advocate and founder of Mama Glow, Latham Thomas, of the attitudes seen in laboring rooms across the country. "

  • How these founders are leveraging technology

" Similarly, for apps like Poppy Seed Health, technology continues to play an increasingly important role towards racial health equity, offering support to birthing people through 24/7 access to doulas, midwives, and nurses. "

  • How they're coupling technology with community and care

" Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo and Marcia Cole, co-founder of The Fourth Phase, are working diligently to provide new moms with the tools they need to physically heal post birth, while also erasing stigmas that currently exist about how “easy” recovery should be. Their first product, an afterbirth care gift box, is curated with a new mother’s physical and emotional recovery in mind—for both C-section and vaginal births. "

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