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Your Birth, Your Worth Podcast


Mar 27, 2019

In honor of World Doula Week, Darcy shares her experience at the March for Moms in Washington D.C in 2018. Darcy describes her last-minute decision to hop onboard an RV dedicated to breastfeeding (pumpspotting’s Breast Express) for the all-night ride to Washington DC. She talks about the excitement and energy at the March, as well as the heaviness related to the United States’ increasing maternal mortality rate. Darcy and Taylor talk about the need to raise awareness about this major problem, institutional racism in maternity care, and the importance of prenatal and postpartum support for mothers and families.

Key Takeaway: The United States is currently experiencing a crisis in maternity care. There is major change and overhaul that needs to happen within the system. While not the sole answer to this problem, doula care during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is an essential piece of the puzzle in providing expert care, attention, education and information to new mothers and families.

Highlights:

  • Darcy’s journey in the “Breast Express” to D.C
  • What is the March for Moms about?
  • Why are mothers dying in the United States?
  • Black women are 3-4 times more likely to die of pregnancy related complications than white women
  • Reasons for higher mortality rate among mothers
  • The doula’s role in caring for families
  • How to find a hire a doula

March for Moms: http://www.marchformoms.org/

Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies are in a Life-or-Death Crisis: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/magazine/black-mothers-babies-death-maternal-mortality.html

Pumpspotting: http://pumpspotting.com

Your Birth, Your Worth Podcast

Website: https://www.yourbirthyourworthpodcast.com/

Darcy Sauers

Website: http://www.thedouladarcy.com/

https://www.thirdtrimesterthrive.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedouladarcy/

Taylor Davis

Website: http://yourvbacdoula.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylordavisdoula/

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourvbacjourney/