Sep 2, 2018
Thank you for tuning in to our first episode of Homecoming Podcast. We hosts, Isis and Chae, discuss the purpose of the show which features the stories of Black families who birth at home. We acknowledge that we are witnessing a renaissance in birth and maternal health. This "birth renaissance" is a response to the national crisis in maternal health in which Black women are 3-4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. Everyday, more of us are taking birth back into our hands and birthing in the way of our ancestors as many of us are only 2 to 3 generations removed from home birth being the norm. Our vision is to normalize home birth in the Black community and as Chae says, "In Wakanda, we birth at home!"