Join us for our upcoming ACTT Workshop on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 7 pm to 8:30 pm Eastern Time. ACTT Workshop Facilitator Neatrice Holmes, is a Full Spectrum Doula, Maryland Ambassador for Count the Kicks, and a Global Maternal Health Advocate.
"LET'S CENTER BLACK PREGNANCY AND BIRTH. WHEN CARE IS PERSON CENTERED, THERE IS NO BIAS, NO MISTREATMENT, NO TRAUMA. WHEN CARE IS TRULY PERSON CENTERED THERE IS DIGNITY, COMPASSION, AND HEALING."
It is your right to have healthcare that protects and serves you and your family. Ask questions, claim your space, trust your body, and tell your story to take control of your health and well-being.
Black Coalition For Safe Motherhood seeks to improve Black Maternal Health through promotion of Healthcare Advocacy and Holistic Community Support of birthing people.
ACTT FOR SAFE MOTHERHOOD
A– Ask Questions Until You Understand the Answers
C– Claim Your Space- Physical and Mental
T– Trust Your Body
T– Tell Your Story
- Bring a support person with you, speak to the doctor in charge, and make sure the conversation is documented in your chart.
- Speak to the supervisor of the clinic or office. In the hospital, speak to the Patient Representative, or the head of Patient Safety and Quality Care, or the head of Obstetrics.
- Find a new provider or get a second opinion (depends on the urgency of the situation, your insurance, and availability of providers).
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