Original Air Date: February 15, 2021
“We need to have an honest conversation on Black Maternal Health and the disparities in healthcare that threaten Black Women’s lives.”
This is the core conversation that takes place on this week’s episode.
This week’s episode is a panel discussion, where I am joined by 3 professional doulas - Iman Seraaj, Nicky Dawkins, and Deej.
Iman Seraaj is a trained full-spectrum doula passionate about VBACs, breastfeeding, birthrights education, orgasmic birthing, postpartum and prenatal care. With over 12 years of doula and birth advocacy experience; she founded FullCircle Doula Services in 2014.
Nicky Dawkins is a holistic Full-Spectrum Doula and Feminine Health Coach. She is also the founder of Werk it Moms — a mom-driven, soon-to-be charity organization — that focuses on providing educational workshops, products, and a safe space for moms in need to connect.
Deej is a mother of three little boys, a wife, a doula, childbirth educator, and breastfeeding specialist. Deej also owns a brand that focuses on educating women on their birthrights and all things from pregnancy to postpartum called The Nurtured Baby.
During this episode, we have an honest and real conversation on how Black women in the United States experience disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth - irrespective of income or education level.
Iman, Nicky, and Deej provide candid and professional insights into the cause of these health disparities and share solutions we can implement.
They also provide questions, advice, and tactics Black Women can use when they are having to engage with a racist medical system and provider.
We also have an open conversation on infertility, miscarriages, and loss.
I highly encourage that everyone listens to this episode and to the important conversation that Iman, Nicky, and Deej shared with us.
I am grateful to my guests for the energy, brilliance, and generosity that they brought to this week's episode.
This is an issue that all of us must address.
I hope you will listen to this episode and take action.
Here’s how you can connect with this week’s guest:
Iman - https://www.instagram.com/imanseraajfc/
Nicky - https://www.instagram.com/thankyounicky/
Deej - https://www.instagram.com/the.nurturedbaby/