Since the beginning of March 2020, Fresno County OB/GYN's have already seen an increase in the number of pregnancies. Based on their medical records, it's due to COVID-19--isolation at home etc.
The teen pregnancy rate among Black teens age 15-19 is 11.5% compared to 3.5% for white teens age 15-19.
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Mental Health Resources
In Fresno County, Black women experience depression during pregnancy at 25.5% compared to 8% for white women.
Note: Fresno hospitals are doing a better job-we are at least allowing one support person and women are allowed to use Zoom/Facetime etc. with a doula during labor.
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Shantay Davies-Balch founder of BLACK Wellness & Prosperity Center of has launched a FREE Virtual Sista' Talks and Man2Man talks (four sessions held so far) to help support mitigation of depression and social isolation.
Chronic Stress Reduction
FREE Virtual yoga coming soon.