Let's Talk New Mexico 5/3 8a: Having a baby is a dangerous prospect for many women in New Mexico. Many hospitals aren’t prepared to deal with life-threatening complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, and not all women have access to quality prenatal care. Women of color are especially at risk. How can we ensure that all new and expectant mothers in our state get the care they need?
Are you pregnant or a new mom? How was your experience with prenatal and postpartum care? Was your pregnancy or childbirth affected by medical complications, lack of health insurance, or racial bias? We want to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call in live during the show.
- Nicolle Gonzalez, Changing Woman Initiative
- Nandi Hill, Wadada Midwifery Care
- Eve Espey, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico
- Tannia Esparza, Young Women United
- Jennifer Smith, organizer of Rally to Improve Birth in Las Cruces/El Paso
- Dar a Luz, Albuquerque's only freestanding accredited birth center
- Breath of my Heart Birthplace, Espanola's Community Midwifery Practice
- The National Association to Advance Black Birth
- The Unexpected Project -- support for survivors of pregnancy-related death and near-death in the U.S.
- Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth (NPR, ProPublica)
- California decided it was tired of women bleeding to death in childbirth (Vox)
- The Last Person You'd Expect To Die In Childbirth (NPR, ProPublica)
- NM Has The Highest Rate Of Medicaid-Covered Births (Albuquerque Journal)