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Tune in Tonight for the Series Premiere of “Shiphrah and Puah Stories”

by Yael B. Yisrael, Flatbush Doulas Owner

Click here to tune in tonight, @9PM EST for the series premiere of “Shiphrah and Puah Stories”!

“Shiphrah & Puah Stories” celebrates Caribbean midwives and matriarchs, and documents the nutrition, rituals, and pampering practices that have kept Black women safe during pregnancy, childbirth, and throughout the postpartum period.

“Shiphrah & Puah Stories” is a call for us to save ourselves, despite dismal statistics for maternal and infant mortality rates among Black women and babies in America.

What is Stopping Black Women From Resting?

Throughout history, the Black woman has been the carrier and sustainer of life for those in her immediate family, and community.

The advent of chattel slavery in America interrupted that history, and instituted a new brutal reality, in which enslaved African women were suddenly also the sustainers of their enemies lives and livelihoods.

Listen to Yael B. Yisrael, Owner of Flatbush Doulas, as she speaks to Black women about the importance of rest, and the freedom in declaring oneself worthy of rest.

 

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