Past Event

Mothers, Midwives and Reimagining Birthing in the South Bronx

December 11, 2023
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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School of Nursing Building (7th Floor), Columbia University, 560 West 168th Street, New York

Event Description

It is a tragic and unjust paradox that the United States, the highest income country in the world and the country with the largest budget for perinatal care, has rising rates of maternal mortality that disproportionately affect women of color. This talk examines the systems that perpetuate disparities in care, from global to local, and describes essential components needed for change, using oral histories as evidence for the way forward towards maternal health as a human right. Hear the stories and experiences of twelve women who received care at the birthing center that changed their lives.​

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. Please email Sharon Sobel at [email protected] with any questions. Hosted by the Columbia University Irving Medical Center