Clearbirth EP 39: My 2 Cents About Changing the Maternal Mortality Rate

Season 2 | Episode 39
19m | Sep 13, 2023

Join your host Annette Perel, a doula for over 17 years, for The Clearbirth Podcast!

Before diving into her knowledge on what could lower the maternal mortality rate, Annette recognizes Nicole Deggins, a certified nurse midwife who created the directory Sistas Midwife Productions to help Black people find the best birthing advocates for their labors.

Next, Annette argues that the U.S. needs to return to a Midwifery form of care to lower the maternal mortality rate. She acknowledges the services Midwives provide and uses history, statistics, and career experience as evidence as to how elevating Midwives can save lives. 

Later Annette ends the episode with a thoughtful quote on the power of women. You’ll want to make sure you catch this week’s episode. 





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