Please join the Pregnancy Aid Clinic April 11 to 17, 2023 in celebrating Black Maternal Health Week!
Our Bodies Belong to Us: Restoring Black Autonomy and Joy!
All pregnant women are invited to a Baby Shower on April 15th!
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RSVP by April 5th for a chance to win a car seat or a stroller!
April 11-17 is nationally recognized as Black Maternal Health Week to bring attention to the Black maternal health crisis. It aims to reduce the enormous rates of Black Maternal mortality and morbidity. Black women have the highest pregnancy-related mortality ratios (PRMR), regardless of factors such as age, level of education, geographic location, income or higher socioeconomic status.*
Pregnancy Aid Clinic aims to improve outcomes for the marginalized in our community by joining efforts with community partners to raise awareness, promote wellness through education, and arm pregnant moms with the necessary tools to aid in prevention. Dads, too, play a pivotal role in any expecting mother’s health and well-being, acting as advocates, doulas, and leaders of her support system. Overall, PAC aims to educate and empower clients to make healthier life choices during their pregnancy and postpartum for improved long-term outcomes for themselves and their families.
The week-long observance of Black Maternal Health Week will include discussions on topics to support perinatal and postnatal women. The celebration will culminate in a community baby shower at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (25 Boulevard NE Atlanta, GA 30312) on Saturday, April 15, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. All pregnant women are invited to the community baby shower, regardless of race, age or religion. And as with all our pregnancy services, the event is free of charge. Please plan to join us for refreshments, door prizes and more!
The Week’s Events
Tuesday, April 11 @ 1:00 pm (Zoom link)
Facilitator: Dr. Jori Hill, DPT
- Discussion on Pelvic Health
Wednesday, April 12 @ 1:30 pm (Zoom link)
Facilitator: Linda Walton, Doula
- What is a Doula and the benefits of having a doula.
- Making breastfeeding easier
Thursday, April 13 @ 4:00 pm (Zoom link)
Facilitator: Elena Baxter-Huston, MBA,MSN RN, CBE, Legal Nurse Consultant
- What to watch for during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and the year after delivery.
Friday, April 14 @ 1:00 pm (Zoom link)
Facilitator: Nineshia Mont-Reynaud LPC, NCC, CPCS, M.S.
- Prenatal and Postpartum Depression:
- How is depression different from the Baby Blues?
- Recognize the symptoms of depression
- What you should do if you’re experiencing depression.
Saturday, April 15 – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (in person)
Baby Shower at Our Lady of Lourdes:
25 Boulevard NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
*Free parking is in the lot behind the church on Edgewood Blvd.
* Wheelchair accesable.
RSVP below by April 5th for a chance to win a car seat or a stroller!
Monday, April 17 @ 1:30 pm (Zoom link)
Facilitator: Rose Horton, MSM, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
- Educating about Black women’s health issues and how Black women can be supported in receiving safe and effective healthcare.
*According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.