Karneshia Jemison in a room of the birth center

For Black mothers, birthing centers, once a refuge, become a battleground

via Emily Baumgaertner of The New York Times; photographs by Erin Schaff

[Birth centers] are a lifeline for communities with barriers to good maternity care — whether those barriers are geographic, financial or cultural.

Katy Backes Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA