Birthing Justice
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Birthing Justice

Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth

Julia Chinyere Oparah, Alicia D. Bonaparte, Julia Chinyere Oparah, Alicia D. Bonaparte

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Birthing Justice

Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth

Julia Chinyere Oparah, Alicia D. Bonaparte, Julia Chinyere Oparah, Alicia D. Bonaparte

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There is a global crisis in maternal health care for black women. In the United States, black women are over three times more likely to perish from pregnancy-related complications than white women; their babies are half as likely to survive the first year. Many black women experience policing, coercion, and disempowerment during pregnancy and childbirth and are disconnected from alternative birthing traditions. This book places black women's voices at the center of the debate on what should be done to fix the broken maternity system and foregrounds black women's agency in the emerging birth justice movement. Mixing scholarly, activist, and personal perspectives, the book shows readers how they too can change lives, one birth at a time.

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Publisher
Routledge
Year
2015
ISBN
9781317277200
Edition
1

Index

  • abolitionism: and birth 4654;
    • of prison-industrial complex 188191, 196
  • abortion: coercive 87;
    • enslaved women and 169;
    • experiences of 9095;
    • mainstream movement and 189;
    • and social justice issues 79
  • abuse: and birthing 106111;
    • and postpartum recovery 6061
  • access issues 6;
    • granny midwives and 22;
    • HIV and 8283, 8586;
    • Joseph and 183184;
    • paradox of 140;
    • in prison 191192;
    • in Zimbabwe 4041
  • ACOG. See American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • activism: approaches to 13;
    • health 174;
    • for midwifery 176186;
    • for VBAC 161
  • advanced maternal age 2, 5, 157
  • advocacy: for birth options 147148;
    • birth partners and 134;
    • formerly incarcerated people and 197;
    • Joseph and 183
  • Affordable Care Act 73
  • African women, controlling images of 32, 112, 167, 210n2
  • ageism: medical system and 5;
    • and suppression of granny midwives 2627, 172
  • agency: HIV and 8889;
  • midwives and 123
  • alliances: midwifery advocates and 180183;
  • obstetricians and 156165, 213n1
  • alternative birth movement: and consumerism 1215;
  • development of 78;
    • and granny midwives 8, 175; issues
  • with 131132, 174175, 180183;
  • obstetricians and 156157;
    • and pri...

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