University of Minnesota: Culturally-centered care increases feelings of respect, autonomy for birthing people of color – India Education Diary – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Black and Indigenous birthing people die up to three times as often from pregnancy-related complications than their white counterparts. University of Minnesota (U of M) researchers partnering with Roots Community Birth Clinic (Roots) in Minneapolis found that alternative care models centering the birthing person’s culture and relationships may be able to improve their experiences and health during pregnancy.

The study, published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal, was led by former University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Jennifer Almanza and drew data from a large


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