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Save Black and Brown Mothers' Lives on Long Island

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In Long Island and the surrounding areas, a heartbreaking crisis is unfolding, disproportionately impacting Black and Brown mothers. The numbers are staggering, and the need for immediate action is undeniable:

Horrifying Maternal Health Disparities:
  • On Long Island, the infant mortality rate for white babies is about 2 deaths per 1,000 live births. However, for Black babies, the rate is much higher, at about 8 to 9 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • Black and Brown mothers are 3 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications compared to their white counterparts.
  • In the United States, about 700 Black and Brown mothers die each year due to preventable causes.
  • Over the past two decades, the higher mortality rate among Black Americans resulted in 1.6 million excess deaths compared to white Americans.
  • The maternal mortality rate for Black women is more than double that of white women, exposing a severe healthcare disparity.
  • Alarmingly, 80% of these deaths are preventable, highlighting systemic failures in our healthcare system.

We can fix this problem together by supporting One Love Birthing House:
Your contribution will help open the doors of One Love Birthing House, where Black and Brown mothers will find:

  • Private Birthing Suites: Safe, serene spaces where mothers can bring their new life into the world surrounded by love and tranquility.
  • Fresh Food Prepared from the Garden: Nourishing organic food, directly from our garden, providing vital sustenance during the birthing journey.
  • Knowledge about Proper Postpartum Care: Essential education and resources to empower mothers with the information they need to navigate post-partum life.
  • Lactation Instruction: Support and guidance for new mothers, ensuring that breastfeeding is a comfortable and healthy experience.
  • Mental and Wellness Check-Ins: Ongoing care to address mental health and overall well-being, a critical component of maternal care.

The Mission of Dr. Heather Hines:

Dr. Heather Hines, a fearless Jamaican midwife, has dedicated her life to combating this crisis. She is a visionary leader, determined to rewrite the narrative of maternal healthcare for Black and Brown mothers. Dr. Heather is the co-creator of One Love Midwifery and the Director of Midwifery Education at Stony Brook University. She actively fosters the development of new midwives and promotes diversity within the midwifery profession. She is also the chair of the Suffolk County Legislative Task Force on Maternal Morbidity and Mortality for BIPOC women. Dr. Hines believes that every mother deserves the best care, regardless of their race or socio-economic status.

Join the Fight for Change:

This isn't just about numbers; it's about saving lives. We urgently need your support to open One Love Birthing House on Long Island, a place that will provide a lifeline for Black and Brown mothers.

Contribute today and help us open this sanctuary of love, care, and empowerment. With your support, we can make a life-changing difference for countless mothers in need.

Together, we can open the doors of One Love Birthing House and create a brighter future for our community.

Join the life-saving revolution today, and be a part of this vital mission.

Sasha Fuller
Executive Director



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    • $150 
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    • $100 
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Yaphank, NY
One Love Community Consortium Inc
Registered nonprofit
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