BLACK Wellness & Prosperity Center Supports the Black Birthing Bill of Rights Developed by the National Association to Advance Black Birth
Black Birthing Bill of Rights At NAABB we believe that all Black women and persons are entitled to equitable, comprehensive, and quality pre - and postpartum care in order to achieve their full birthing potential and thrive during the childbearing years.
The Black Birthing Bill of Rights serves as a resource for individuals to become knowledgeable of their rights as a Black person in need of maternal care. It also serves as guidance to engage hospitals, health providers, government health agencies and others to change/improve their ethics, policies, and delivery approach to serving Black women and persons throughout the birthing process.
I have the right to be listened to and heard.
I have the right to have my humanity recognized and acknowledged.
I have the right to be respected and to receive respectful care.
I have the right to be believed and acknowledged that my experiences are valid.
I have the right to be informed of all available options for pain relief.
I have the right to choose how I want to nourish my child and to have my choice be supported.
I have the right to early postpartum visits and individualized postpartum care.
I have the right to restorative justice and mediation to address obstetric violence, neglect, or other injustices.
I have the right to choose the family and friends that are present during my pregnancy, birth and postpartum care.
I have the right to receive accurate information that will allow me to give informed consent or refusal.