Holistically, we know that to provide care we must look at the whole person. This includes their past, their culture, the systems around them. It is more and more important that care providers for birthing people, especially those of People of Color understand trans-generational traumas and how the childbearing year is affected. Most importantly, we must understand our own role as part of the system involved in these traumas and how to make positive and effective changes to offer care that moves understands, does not add to, and hopefully helps heal past traumas.
We are proud that our final conference will be focusing on trans-generational traumas of African American women during the childbearing year and how we, as birth professionals, can work together, cross racially and cross culturally to make lasting and positive changes.
Deepen your skills of working with people that look different than you. Walk away knowing better how to be an ally, when sit and listen, and when to speak up.