The Bump Celebrates Black Maternal Health Week: How to Get Involved

Browse new content from inspiring Black leaders, learn how to tune into the conversation and help make a change.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Assistant Editor
Updated April 7, 2023
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Black Maternal Health Week is here! Recognized April 11-17, Black Maternal Health Week is designed to bring attention to the continuing Black maternal mortality crisis and encourage people across America to take action to prevent pregnancy-related deaths and improve maternal health outcomes.

Black women still face an astonishing disparity when it comes to maternal care and are sadly up to four times more likely to suffer from fatal pregnancy-related complications than their white counterparts. It’s time for a long overdue change.

As calls to improve Black maternal health in the US are getting louder—and finally being heard on a national scale—we at The Bump will continue to do our part in educating others and lifting up the voices of inspiring Black leaders at the forefront of this movement. All week long, we’re highlighting medical experts, community support initiatives and inspiring stories to help improve outcomes for Black mothers in the US.

Here are some of the things we are excited to share with you this week:

Reclaiming Your Power Series: Tune into the Black maternal health conversations with leading advocates and experts, including:

Our goal for this special series is to highlight how Black women can harness the power of their physical health, wellness team and community to better their maternal health and beyond.

Super Sunday Maternal Mortality Awareness Event: Learn more about our recent community partnership with 4Kira4Moms, Proudly, Territory Foods, and Be Rooted to support the Crescent City Family Services organization in Greater New Orleans.

Mama Glow Foundation Donation: In addition to these series, The Bump will continue to raise awareness on its social platforms. On April 11, the brand is donating $1 for every like, comment and share on their Instagram Feed post highlighting Black Maternal Health Week. The Bump has committed to donating up to $10,000 to the Mama Glow Foundation, an nonprofit on a mission to transform the landscape of reproductive health in the US by educating and empowering our communities.

“At The Bump, it is our responsibility to use our platform to support and lead pivotal conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion. We continue to support our audience by focusing on awareness, advocacy and education related to pregnancy and parenting,” said Jen Lee, Head of Marketing at The Bump. “Committed to creating authentic and inclusive content, we are proud to add more expert voices to the Black Maternal Health Hub and support this critical issue that plagues an important community we serve.”

It’s every woman’s undeniable right to have a safe and healthy pregnancy. Let’s all take a step this week (and beyond) to fight for maternal equality and support Black mothers. Check out The Bump’s Black Maternal Health Hub to learn more about how you can help.

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