Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Walk the Talk event at Noble Funk Brewing Company on May 21. We had a great family sweat, enjoyed watching the kiddos play together, collected needed items for Granny's Birth Initiative and had an eye-opening discussion about the Black maternal health crisis.
Did you know?
According to the Department of Health, as of 2022 Kentucky is #1 in maternal deaths. 91% of those deaths were deemed preventable. - Granny’s Birth Initiative
Black birthing bodies are 2-3x more likely to to experience maternal mortality than white or non-hispanic counterparts. - Granny’s Birth Initiative
Studies suggest that Postpartum Depression is twice as likely to occur in Black birthing people, and people of color are less likely to report PPD. -ACLU KY
If you missed out on the event but still want to help - please reach out to Katie Kramer. We will be joining Granny's Birth Initiative at an event with Baptist Health Louisville on August 5th. The event will host experts in the field of lactation and representatives from the Kentucky Human Rights Commission will be available to help you understand more about pumping, breastfeeding, and your legal rights. For more information or to register for free, click here.