Causes Or Cures

Doulas, The US Maternal Mortality Rate & The Black Maternal Health Crisis, with Sierra McClain-Henry

August 23, 2020 Erin Stair/ Sierra McClain-Henry Episode 39
Causes Or Cures
Doulas, The US Maternal Mortality Rate & The Black Maternal Health Crisis, with Sierra McClain-Henry
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Causes Or Cures
Doulas, The US Maternal Mortality Rate & The Black Maternal Health Crisis, with Sierra McClain-Henry
Aug 23, 2020 Episode 39
Erin Stair/ Sierra McClain-Henry

In this episode, Dr. Erin Stair chats with Doula and Birth Educator Sierra McClain-Henry about the US maternal mortality rate and the Black maternal health crisis. The US has a shockingly high maternal mortality rate, especially for Black women who are 4x as likely to die as White women, and more likely to die than any other race. Sierra is a certified doula, hypnobirthing instructor, founder of Sankofa Mama Birth Services and founder of the 100 Black Mamas initiative. Sierra is going to talk about her experience as a Black doula, mom and why she feels the maternal mortality rate is so high for Black women and how doulas can play a significant role in creating a positive birth experience. She is also going to talk about her new initiative, 100 Black Mamas, a grassroots birth education project designed to address the Black maternal health crisis by providing comprehensive, holistic and culturally- aware birth education on a scholarship basis. After hearing from Sierra, if you are interested in donating to 100 Black Mamas, please click here.


To get in touch with Dr. Erin Stair, please visit her website, Blooming Wellness.
To follow her on Instagram, click here.
To find her on Twitter, click here.
To follow her health page on Facebook, click here.
To read or listen to her new comedic parody on the wellness industry, Yours in Wellness, Krystal Heeling, click here.
To read Manic Kingdom, click here.

Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Erin Stair chats with Doula and Birth Educator Sierra McClain-Henry about the US maternal mortality rate and the Black maternal health crisis. The US has a shockingly high maternal mortality rate, especially for Black women who are 4x as likely to die as White women, and more likely to die than any other race. Sierra is a certified doula, hypnobirthing instructor, founder of Sankofa Mama Birth Services and founder of the 100 Black Mamas initiative. Sierra is going to talk about her experience as a Black doula, mom and why she feels the maternal mortality rate is so high for Black women and how doulas can play a significant role in creating a positive birth experience. She is also going to talk about her new initiative, 100 Black Mamas, a grassroots birth education project designed to address the Black maternal health crisis by providing comprehensive, holistic and culturally- aware birth education on a scholarship basis. After hearing from Sierra, if you are interested in donating to 100 Black Mamas, please click here.


To get in touch with Dr. Erin Stair, please visit her website, Blooming Wellness.
To follow her on Instagram, click here.
To find her on Twitter, click here.
To follow her health page on Facebook, click here.
To read or listen to her new comedic parody on the wellness industry, Yours in Wellness, Krystal Heeling, click here.
To read Manic Kingdom, click here.