Donation Match for AMCB Certification Costs in honor of
BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH WEEK
Black Maternal Health Week
April 11th kicks off the fourth annual Black Maternal Health Week founded and led by Black Mamas Matter Alliance. As midwives, we are starkly aware of the maternal morbidity and mortality rates that disproportionately affect folks who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We also know that having more BIPOC providers makes a difference. Nurse midwifery remains disproportionately white, and there are a number of structural barriers to BIPOC midwives entering the profession. We need to encourage high school students, mentor midwifery students, hire new graduates AND assist with certification costs.
Donation Match up to $2,000 to go towards AMCB Certification Costs for midwives who identify as BIPOC
The WA affiliate will match all donations up to $2,000.00
For this donation drive we will be partnering with Melanated Midwives.
Melanated Midwives is a non-profit organization that lives and breathes the dream of BIPOC midwifery leaders who first conspired and assembled in hotel rooms to discuss their experiences, when the Annual Meeting offered no such space for them. Those leaders, the fore-midwives of the MOCC, carved out space for BlPOC midwives and student midwives to come together and create community and safety. This is what Melanated Midwives embodies - community and safety for BIPOC midwives and student midwives. “Melanated Midwives envisions the next generation of midwives of color diversifying the midwifery profession, providing care to the most vulnerable populations, and assisting in decreasing the infant and maternal mortality rates in the U.S., which have more than doubled over the past several years compared to other affluent countries.”