In the U.S., maternal mortality and morbidity disproportionately affect black women at a rate four to five times greater than white women. In New York City, black women are 8 to 12 times more likely than white women to die as a result of pregnancy and birth-related causes.
Joining us to talk about these sobering statistics is Latham Thomas. She supports women in embracing optimal wellness and spiritual growth, especially during their childbearing years. A celebrity doula and maternal wellness expert, Latham is the founder of Mama Glow, a global women’s health and education brand serving women along the childbearing continuum.
In this episode Latham and Dr. Holly talk about a range of wellness topics affecting pregnancy, including what exactly a doula does, educating mothers about their choices in birthing options, environmental factors that affect comorbidities that disproportionately affect black women & families, and how quarentine could nudge us toward a (much needed) "anti hustle" lifestyle.