In the Face of the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis, This Doula Is Providing Expectant Mothers With the Support and Care They Desperately Deserve

The specific “story” Chanel Porchia-Albert is referring to is that of the black maternal mortality crisis.

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She knows all about the daunting statistics surrounding black motherhood as a mother of six and the CEO of Ancient Song Doula Services, including the fact African-American women are three to four times more likely to die of childbirth related complications.

That is just one of the reasons why she works as a doula to change how black pregnant mothers are treated in the United States.

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Check out the video above to learn why Porchia-Albert believes black doulas are crucial to black families in particular, and knowing your rights is a part of necessary maternal care.

Jessica Moulite is an award-winning Video Producer at The Root passionate about dismantling unjust societal power structures and all things Black culture. She's also probably watching “Living Single.”

DISCUSSION

This woman is awesome.

Communities need to develop more internal social supports.

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