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loves dogs, global health, & key lime gelato. Black maternal & infant health, perinatal health equity (she/her) RTs don’t = endorsement
Apr 16 20 tweets 18 min read
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
Apr 15 5 tweets 3 min read
“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