Knowing How to Advocate for Yourself
Wherever you choose to give birth, you and your support person must know how to communicate your needs—and what to do if you’re not being heard, registered nurse and doula Ebony Harvey explains.
Overdue is a pregnancy and postpartum resource for Black moms- and parents-to-be. Presented by mater mea and Un-ruly in partnership with Gerber, the platform was created in response to the Black maternal mortality crisis. Black women are three times more likely to die than white women during pregnancy or childbirth. At the same time studies have shown that doula-assisted mothers are more likely to have positive birthing outcomes.
Overdue is a way to bring the informational support doulas provide to as many Black expectant parents as possible.