Understanding labor can help you feel more in control of what’s happening to your body. It can also help you avoid the cascade of interventions that can make birthing complicated for Black birthing people, explains registered nurse and doula Ebony Harvey.
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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.