The Role and Challenges Women Face In our Society with Kimberly Seals Allers

Today on The Woman’s Doctor, Kimberly Seals Allers joins us to discuss the unfortunate state of maternal care in America. Kimberly is an award winning journalist and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health. Giving birth opened her eyes to the harsh reality that women face in modern hospitals, even in a developed nation.

Most medical institutions are informed by and dominated by men, which has left a detrimental gap in the education available to most women, especially women of color. The average woman does not have a grasp of the female anatomy or the importance of hormonal health. A  staggering amount of women are encouraged to simply remove their ovaries before ever exploring diet and hormonal balance as a natural solution.

Information is the key to restructuring what is acceptable care in America. For generations, women have been told that women’s health is a private matter, but that sentiment is keeping women in the dark about their own bodies. America has the highest mortality rates of women in labor than any other developed nation. Kimberly hopes that by starting the conversation and encouraging open dialogue we can move towards more holistic and equitable care for women.

Mentioned in This Episode:
The Big Letdown
The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy
Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021

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