EPISODE 02

Morine’s Joy

A Dream Birthing Team Goes Viral

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Episode 2: Morine’s Joy: A Dream Birthing Team Goes Viral 

What does it take to have a positive birth experience? Apparently, depending on where you live, it can take a lot. In this episode, Morine shares her birth story moving from Durham, N.C. to Knoxville, TN, and her quest to find a provider who looked like her. Along the way, I explore the history and impact of Black women OB/GYNs, the standard of care white women receive, and how digital platforms are helping to level the playing field.

Resources/References

  • Click here to watch episode extras on BIRTHRIGHT’S YOUTUBE PAGE!
  • Check out HealthInHerHUE.com, a digital platform connecting Black women and women of color to culturally competent healthcare providers. 
  • Looking for a Black provider? Check out the Association of Black Women Physicians, Black Doctors USA or the search portal at BlackDoctors.org as a starting point. 
  • Learn more about having a safe and empowered birth by downloading the free ebook: Birth with Irth: A Mini-Manual to Pregnancy and Childbirth for Black People 
  • Get full episode details and transcripts (posted by midday) on www.BirthrightPodcast.com 
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  • Follow Kimberly Seals Allers on Twitter on Instagram: @iamKSealsAllers 

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About Morine

Morine Cebert Gaitors is a PhD prepared nurse researcher who focuses on infertility within the Black community. Morine is originally from Bridgeport, CT but is currently living in Knoxville, TN as she remotely completes a post-doctoral fellowship out of the University of Pennsylvania. She is the proud wife of Beau Sr. and the mother of their sweet son, Beau Jr.

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