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The Momnibus Bill and Black Maternal Health Week

May 03, 2021
Momnibus Bill in California is Moving Forward

SisterWeb Launches Fundraising Campaign

May 03, 2021
Pictured: SisterWeb founder, Marna Armstead In April 2021, the PTBi supported SisterWeb Doula Collective launched their Support the Circle of Strength fundraising campaign with the goal of raising on million dollars to serve 

White House Finally Proclaims Black Maternal Health Week

May 03, 2021
On April 13th, 2021, President Biden signed a first-ever proclamation marking Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17). It calls for all Americans to recognize the maternal health crisis and the importance of reducing our unacceptably high rates of Black maternal mortality and morbidity.

Our thoughts on recent events - Chauvin Verdict, Ma'Khia Bryant, Daunte Wright

April 23, 2021
Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of fatal violence. Pictured: Paula Bryant, Ma'Khia Bryant's mother, speaks to media alongside other members of the Bryant family and their attorney, Michelle Martin, during a news conference in front of City Hall in Columbus, Ohio, April 28, 2021...

"Your Black Employees are Exhausted"

April 23, 2021
Loren Newman, PTBi's in-house designer, reminded our staff of how the recent murders of Black people feels like for Black moms and birthing people. She shared her truths with the full team in a “Thankful Thursday” email on Thursday, April 15.

Partnering With Bloomlife to Create Innovative Technologies to Serve Communities of Color

April 14, 2021
Bloomlife is a maternal health company developing remote prenatal care solutions to improve access to care, empower women, and provide clinicians with better information to improve birth outcomes.  Their current focus is commercializing a device that allows for remote monitoring of the baby to...

How are community-level evictions impacting birth outcomes?

April 12, 2021
The dramatic increase in evictions and threat of evictions during the COVID pandemic warrants further study of their community-level impact on important health outcomes. Previous work by Khadka et al. found increased levels of eviction case filings during pregnancy to be associated with increased...

Ask JAMA to Stop Perpetuating Racism in Medicine

March 24, 2021
Update as of 12:00 PM March 12, 2021: Edward H. Livingston, MD, has resigned as deputy editor of the journal of the American Medical Association after he and the journal faced significant backlash over a February podcast that questioned the existence of structural racism.

Our Journey Towards Reproductive Justice: The Story of the SOLARS Study

March 24, 2021
See the full recording The Spanish recording  

PTBi Fellow Awarded UCSF Faculty Position

March 24, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that our current Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Martha Tesfalul, MD, has gained a faculty position in the UCSF Maternal Fetal Medicine Division!

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