Your experience matters. We created this space to share stories, learn together, and honor each of our lived experiences.

Stories build community and connect us. We value the opportunity for people to hear and appreciate each other’s stories, and gain a deeper understanding of the lived experiences of Black mothers and birthing people, and the providers who care for pregnant and postpartum people. We also recognize that this space may serve as a reminder that this issue lays heavy upon the shoulders of some more than others. We honor the gift of your story.

We hope that this space will be a resource to those who are working towards change. If desired, your story can be used in the development of training and resources for perinatal health care providers and ongoing research on health equity.


The Eliminating Inequities in Perinatal Health Care Project is focused on implicit bias and reproductive justice in pregnancy and childbirth. The project will provide free educational e-learning modules and resources on implicit bias and reproductive justice to eliminate inequities in perinatal health outcomes. This work is led by Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH, and Diversity Science, and is funded by the California Health Care Foundation in response to strong evidence of racial inequalities in perinatal care and outcomes.