Black Maternal Health Week

Black Maternal Health Week

Black Maternal Health Week Mars Lord 24th April 2019 Today is my 52nd birthday. My godmother called me today to wish me a happy birthday. In the middle of our conversation she told me how her daughter, my god sister, nearly died when she gave birth two years ago....
Reproductive Justice Retreat 2018

Reproductive Justice Retreat 2018

Reproductive Justice Retreat 2018 Mars Lord 29th November 2018 Devon in the winter probably isn’t everyone’s idea of a long weekend away, but that’s where eighteen women found themselves on 22nd November 2018. We arrived to a beautiful set of cottages in Witheridge....
Cultural Competency in the Birth World

Cultural Competency in the Birth World

Cultural Competency In The Birth World Mars Lord 6th September 2018 One of the problems with talking about cultural competency, is that the studies aren’t quite there yet. A problem that we have when we talk about cultural competency in the UK is that people...
Pregnancy, Motherhood, Village

Pregnancy, Motherhood, Village

Pregnancy, Motherhood and Village Mars Lord 4th July 2018 I’d like us to look for a moment at Pregnancy, Motherhood and the Village way. I don’t know how many of you are aware of this but black women are 3-4 times more likely to die in childbirth than...
Join the Conversation with Kimberly Seals Allers

Join the Conversation with Kimberly Seals Allers

In Conversation with Kimberly Seals Allers Mars Lord 17th June 2018 It’s been a fabulous week. First I ran my Abuela Doulas Preparation Course with 7 fantastic women whose ethnic origins ranged from Uganda to Cuba, Jamaica to Cote d’Ivoire. As you can imagine, it was...

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