This month we focus on Black History and the push for equalization. Statistically, over 14% of Black women have premature births compared with 9% of white women. Characteristics like a mother’s health, education, and income account for less than half of the disparity, and researchers have long sought answers to further explain the gap. Growing evidence suggests that racism-related stress may contribute to premature births.
PreemieWorld is honored to have the privilege of supporting organizations that recognize the need to support Black mothers. Here are Black-led organizations making a difference by providing support and free resources to the Black NICU community:
- Alliance for Black NICU Families: FREE wearable breast pumps are available to Black NICU moms currently in the NICU or recently discharged. Learn more: Free Breast Pumps – Alliance for Black NICU Families
- GLO Preemies: NICU Toolkits for Black NICU Families, 3-Step Program from the NICU to 18 years of age. Learn More: GLO Preemies
- My Kota Bear: Free services and goods for the NICU families within the Essex and Warren Counties in New Jersey and surrounding areas. Learn more: My Kota Bear
- Saul’s Light: A New Orleans-based nonprofit that provides support and community to families with babies in the NICU – Financial & emotional NICU support, bereavement support, community connections. Learn more: Saul’s Light
Want more resources? PreemieWorld has:
Preemie Directory: A global list of organizations and resources just for you, for FREE.
Freebies: Our FREE collection of printable freebies just for parents, professionals trying to help families in and out of the NICU and more.
PreemieWorld News our printable e-newsletter is FREE and each monthly edition is packed with information and support. Check out our archive here to see a sample edition.
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