Celebrating Unity and Healing at the San Francisco County Black Birthworker Retreat

November 30, 2023
Experience the transformative unity and healing at the San Francisco County Black Birthworker Retreat.

I hope to be a mother one day.

By Solaire Spellen on November 17, 2023
Interim Executive Director Solaire Spellen urges us to amplify our voices, support critical initiatives, and address systemic racism in maternal healthcare. This #WorldPrematurityDay, let's commit to change.

Holiday Greetings from PTBi Leadership

December 15, 2022
PTBi leadership, Larry Rand, Alexis Cobbin, and Solaire Spellen reaffirm our commitment to anti-racism and celebrate current programs and initiatives to bring in the new year.

Uplifting Black Breastfeeding with Community Resources, Culturally Concordant Care, Legal Aid, and Hospital Policy

October 18, 2022
Breast/chestfeeding is an important mechanism that can provide significant health benefits for both the postpartum person and their infant. In San Francisco, 94% of mothers surveyed intended to breastfeed after birth and 70% of those women hoped to exclusively breastfeed.

RecomMENDations for Healing a Biased Healthcare System

September 29, 2022
Implicit bias training is now mandated for providers in California. Designed to tackle the racial disparity gap in maternal health outcomes, the intent of SB464 is to improve clinical outcomes for Black women and birthing people. However, it is unknown whether implicit bias training has a...

In The News: 'Aftershock' Confronts The Black Maternal Health Crisis — PTBi Interviewed

July 21, 2022
There is a maternal health crisis in the U.S. and Black women are most affected. Black women are three times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than white women, according to the CDC.

It's July! Catch up with PTBi

July 19, 2022
We’ve had over 1,500 people attend our 4 Collaboratories this year, 6 new publications, and so many partnerships built and fostered. Here's a recap of what we have been able to achieve together:

Hackers for Birth Justice: Recap of Our First Hackathon

July 05, 2022
                Announcement: We're hosting our second Hackers for Birth Justice hackathon on June 1 and 2, 2023! All are welcome to participate. Learn more and join the 2nd annual hackathon

Black Fertility Matters: Stories, Myths, and Resources from Provider and Community Champions

June 29, 2022
Black families are almost never depicted on billboards or in informational brochures on infertility. Yet Black women are 1.5-2 times more likely to experience infertility than all other women. The myth of Black women’s hyperfertility, a product of Black enslavement, continues to be perpetuated in...

Abortion Resources Following The Dobbs Ruling

June 27, 2022
All people should have full access to all healthcare options—including abortion. Listed below are resources for those whose options are restricted and uplift organizations that are working to protect reproductive rights and access.