Los Angeles, Ca

Kitchen Divas “Glowing While Growing” Live Cooking Demo
Tuesday, April 11th • 4:00 PM
– 6:00pm PDT
2014 West 41st Street Los Angeles, CA

A mother’s nutrition affects her body and the health of her baby. Maintaining a healthy balanced diet helps ensure you and your baby stay healthy throughout the pregnancy. Our prenatal workshop includes a live cooking demo by our chef who will provide recipes for plant forward meals plus a live Q&A with a midwife & nutritionist.

Our time together will include the tips and conversation about the following:

  • Nutritional needs for baby and mother in each trimester
  • Important foods to include in everyday life
  • How to achieve healthy weight gain and avoid eating for “two”
  • Important nutrients for you and your baby (brain development, bones, healthy development)
  • Healthy pregnancy snacks
  • Cravings and food aversions
  • Nutrition tips to alleviate some common discomforts: nausea, fatigue, heartburn, constipation, water retention

Supporting Black Mothers, Restoring Joy Interactive Pregnancy Support Demo
Wednesday, April 12 •
9:30am – 12pm PDT
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power 4030 Crenshaw Boulevard Los Angeles, CA

Join Black Women for Wellness as we celebrate Black Maternal Health Week 2023 with an in-person event curated to support Black women during their pregnancy journey! We will feature a Doula demonstration + discussion and interactive workshops which include: acupuncture, a sound bath session, pregnancy massages, & womb dance. Come out and let us celebrate YOU, Mama! Light refreshments will be served.

Sisters@Eight Centering Black Mothers CA Maternal Mortality Rate Panel
Friday, April 14th • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Department of Water and Power’s Community Room 4030 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Join us for a Special Sisters @ Eight event in collaboration with our Maternal & Infant Health program “Centering Black Mothers: CA Maternal Mortality Rates.” Our panel discussion will focus on The California Statewide Advisory Report, data surrounding Black maternal & infant mortality rates, why it matters, & the importance of having the data released to the public.

Community Baby Shower Hosted by AIMM CAT
Saturday, April 15th • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Curtis Tucker Health Center (Center for Community Wellness) 123 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA

Join the South Los Angeles/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team as we celebrate Black Maternal Health Week with our 2nd Annual Community Baby Shower & Resource Fair!

This year’s theme for Black Maternal Health Week is “Our Bodies Belong to Us: Restoring Black Autonomy and Joy.” We’ll be bringing tons of joy to families, through our generous giveaways and vendors. Families can expect to leave with diapers, wipes, items for breastfeeding, and more.


Fresno, Ca

BLACK Maternal Health Week Community Conversations with Stakeholders
Apr 12, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM •
Fresno, 2201 Calaveras St, Fresno, CA 93721

Healthcare partners will discuss their work to reduce disparities and improve Maternal-Child Health outcomes for Black women and babies.

BLACK Maternal Health Week Community Conversations with Legislators
Apr 13, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM • RSVP
BLACK Wellness & Prosperity Center, 2201 Calaveras St, Fresno, CA 93721

Join Black Wellness & Prosperity Center in Fresno to talk to local legislators during BLACK Maternal Health Week!

BLACK Maternal Health Week Community Celebration
Apr 15, 11:00 AM • RSVP
Fresno, 2201 Calaveras St, Fresno, CA 93721

Join us as we celebrate BLACK Maternal Health Week with the community! We will have food, music, special events, a mini health fair and more.


SF Bay Area, Ca

Pediatrics Grand Rounds-Framing Infant Mortality as a Racial Equality Issue
April 12, 2023 • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
AHS-Highland Care Pavilion, Rm D&E, 1411 East 31st Street, Oakland

Decolonizing Research for Black Maternal Health
April 12, 2023 • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

Black Maternal Health: Acknowledging racism, Moving through merging intersections, and Committing to accountability
April 15, 2023 • 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
UCSF-School of Nursing, 2 Koret Way, Rm N225, SF

What’s MISSING in the current discussions about Maternal Health?
April 16, 2023 • 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Red Bay Coffee Roastery & Coffee Bar, 3098 E 10th St, Oakland

Prioritizing Black Maternal Health: Breastfeeding, Media and Public Health
April 17, 2023 • 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Eilhu Harris State Building, 1515 Clay Street, Room 1, Oakland




Birthing Justice Toolkit


Irth App: https://irthapp.com/

The only app where you can find prenatal, birthing, postpartum and pediatric reviews of care from other Black and brown women. The #1 “Yelp-like” platform for the pregnancy and new motherhood journey, made by and for people of color. Search doctor and hospital reviews from your community! Leave a review today to help inform and protect others!


Maternal Health Bills



A Summary of The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act will:

Make critical investments in social determinants of health that influence maternal health outcomes, like housing, transportation, and nutrition.

Provide funding to community-based organizations that are working to improve maternal health outcomes and promote equity.

Comprehensively study the unique maternal health risks facing pregnant and postpartum veterans and support VA maternity care coordination programs.

Grow and diversify the perinatal workforce to ensure that every mom in America receives culturally congruent maternity care and support.

Improve data collection processes and quality measures to better understand the causes of the maternal health crisis in the United States and inform solutions to address it.

Support moms with maternal mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

Improve maternal health care and support for incarcerated moms.