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TY @innodim for inviting me to speak! My cognitive PEM wouldn’t let me be great but I appreciate her encouragement & summary! Want to be sure my main points are clear in re to Black Maternal #Mental Health, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders #PMADs, & disparities.#AIMART #BMHW22
I am no expert, so I'll share what I know. Black mothers are more at risk of #PMADs & are less likely to receive treatment b/c the structural social & economic inequities as a result of #antiBlack #racism & #misogynoir in this white supremacist patriarchal society.#BMHW22
“Close to 40% of Black mothers will suffer from postpartum depression [(PPD)]” OR ‘Systemic racism & sexism harm Black mothers which manifest as PPD for a reported ~40%.’ Addressing these risk factors associated w PMAD is key:
Lack of access to high-quality medical care
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📣Almost 40% of Black mothers and birthing people experience Maternal Mental Health (MMH) conditions.

📣Compared to white women, Black women are twice as likely to experience MMH conditions but half as likely to receive treatment.

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#AIMART
#BMHW22
📣Black women are one of the most undertreated groups for depression in the U.S.

📣Over 50% cases of postpartum depression in women of color go unreported

#AIMART
#BMHW22
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
that increase the risk of MMH among Black women:
👉🏿Structural racism & intersectional systemic violence/oppression, including misogynoir
👉🏿Unemployment
👉🏿Exposure to violence
👉🏿Gaps in medical insurance
👉🏿Adverse Childhood Experiences
& more 👇🏿👇🏿👇🏿
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“When we are taking care of our Black pregnant women…we are sowing the seed for a healthier society overall.” @innodim refers to ‘the domino effect of caring for the most vulnerable’ yields a positive impact on the health of everyone! #AIMART #BMHW22
Dr. Harold says ‘BW present w cardiovascular disease while pregnant in spite of the high socioeconomic status’s protective factors seen in their counterparts b/c of weathering: Black women have experienced chronic stress at the intersection of racism & sexism.’ #AIMART #BMHW22
“It is a consequence of surviving white supremacy to structural racism.” Yes! @innodim The disproportionate rates of disease & death during the perinatal period are a result of a “underlying pathology of the society,” ‘not our genetics’.
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