National Perinatal Task Force Perinatal Safe Spot Spotlight

National Perinatal Task Force Perinatal Safe Spot Spotlight

This month, the National Perinatal Task Force (NPTF) would like to highlight NPTF Perinatal Safe Spot ROOTT (Restoring Our Own Through Transformation). ROOTT is a Black women-led reproductive justice organization dedicated to collectively restoring our well-being...
{Morning Thoughts} 5/23/19

{Morning Thoughts} 5/23/19

{Morning Thoughts} So, I’m still on an extreme high and resonating with the healing that occurred this past weekend, as we gathered a group of #PerinatalSafeSpot owners and #MaternalJustice warriors in Austin for our inaugural National Perinatal Task Force...
Black Maternal Health week

Black Maternal Health week

 The National Perinatal Task Force is participating in the 2019 Black Maternal Health Week. Join the Black Mamas Matter Alliance and the National Perinatal Task Force April 11-17, 2019 for a week of awareness raising, activism, and community building for Black...
National Perinatal Task Force Perinatal Safe Spot Spotlight

National Perinatal Task Force Perinatal Safe Spot Spotlight

This month, the National Perinatal Task Force (NPTF) would like to highlight NPTF Perinatal Safe Spot Abide Women’s Health Services. Based in Dallas, Texas their goal is to offer healthcare and complimentary services that are easily accessible, holistic, evidence...
National Perinatal Task Force Perinatal Safe Spot Spotlight

National Perinatal Task Force Perinatal Safe Spot Spotlight

This month, the National Perinatal Task Force (NPTF) would like to highlight NPTF Perinatal Safe Spot Community Birth Companion. Based in Opelousas, Louisiana, “CBC’s mission is to decrease infant and maternal mortality rates among low income mothers through...
Letter to the editor of USA TODAY

Letter to the editor of USA TODAY

This was my letter (see below) to the editor of USA TODAY after I found myself totally floored by their latest report in their series on #MaternalDeath“The U.S. maternal death rate is among the highest in the developed world. Eighteen states haven’t studied these...
{Morning Thoughts} 11/14/18

{Morning Thoughts} 11/14/18

{Morning Thoughts} So conflicted this morning – it is so hard to hold on to a positive demeanor when faced with constant reinforcement of the fact that the US system of how we provide maternity care is totally broken.Yesterday brought some serious reality checks...