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Thank you all for your love and kindness. It is encouraging even as I am resolved and aware that I will lose my employment long before Ubuntu is close to being financially solvent as a source of billable healthcare and is now mostly a place of succor for the vulnerable families
A place they can come to just know they are heard & loved. A place where they are empowered to be whole and well. A place of community. I am who I am because of the women in that community that loved, nurtured and raised me.
But know this. There are only 2 ways that the medical establishment can be a place of safety for Black mothers and babies. And neither Medicare for All, artificial technology nor all the research will fix it.
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Congress has introduced 20 different bills this session to address maternal mortality. However, these bills do not sufficiently address a fundament problem: racism, not race, is a key contributor disparities in maternal mortality. 1/
And after almost two decades as a practice obstetrician, I have come to appreciate that as a health care provider, I am complicit: I practice in a system that is designed to deliver unequal care. 2/
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