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Reimagining the childbirth experience

January 29th @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

With an abysmally high rate of maternal mortality, the U.S. faces an urgent need to rethink care of pregnant people, particularly within communities of color. The solutions are not always expensive or high-tech. Our panelists will share insights into surprisingly simple — but strikingly effective — ways to save lives, including embracing the role of doulas and elevating the patient voice at key decision points during labor. 

Register for free to submit your questions.   

An on-demand video will be posted after the event. 


Jessica Cohen, Bruce A. Beal, Robert L. Beal, and Alexander S. Beal Associate Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Hafsatou Diop, Assistant Commissioner for Health Equity, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Amber Weiseth, Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative, Ariadne Labs; Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Amanda Williams, Clinical Innovation Advisor, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative; Medical Director, Mahmee 


Priyanka Dayal McCluskey, Senior Health Reporter, WBUR


Date: January 29th
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events


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