Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Week of Action

April 29, 2021

This Mother’s Day, organizations, leaders, mothers, and those who love them are taking action to urge Congress to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act through a week of action that raises awareness of the discrimination that thousands of pregnant workers continue to face on the job every year. Click here to learn more. Week of April 26-30: Promo for Week of Action Monday, May 3rd: Announcing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Week of Action Tuesday, May 4th: Join the Twitter Rally at 11am PT / 2pm ET Wednesday, May 5th: Elevate the voice of pregnant workers Thursday, May 6th: Day…

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Celebrating Senate Bill 96 & Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Proclamation Highlighting Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW)

April 21, 2021

  Protecting Black women and people is an act of justice that is centuries overdue. Harmful health outcomes, police brutality, misogynoir, and laws that disproportionately target and separate Black families from one another are a few examples of why this protection is needed. These examples do not only impact Black and Indigenous families, but they impact us in ways that have been intentionally unceasing in purpose and practice, for centuries. The system is not broken it was built this way. So, what now?  In 2021 New Mexico is looking a little bit different than it has in the past. SB96 which…

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Black Maternal Health Week 2021

April 12, 2021

Join us for Black Maternal Health Week 2021! Founded and led by Black Mamas Matter Alliance, it is an intentional week of awareness, activism, and community building. See below for local Black Maternal Health Week events!

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Have You Taken Our New Mom’s Health & Wellness Survey?

March 19, 2021

Please take our New Mom’s Health & Wellness Survey Have you given birth in the last year? Do you know anyone who has? Please share our New Mom’s Health & Wellness Survey with them! The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and is entirely confidential. Simply add your name to this form and our partners will email you a link to the confidential survey. Your input is invaluable in advancing maternal mental health research! Sign up for the survey HERE

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New Mexico recognized as one of 9 states with highest babies born in baby-friendly designated hospitals in 2020

March 1, 2021

According to the CDC, New Mexico is among the top states with a higher percentage of live births at Baby Friendly facilities as named by the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in 2020.   HUGE shout out to all of the advocates who have worked hard to improve outcomes for New Mexico families!   Check out all the other states and trends here: https://bit.ly/3uvhXtT

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Maternal and Infant Outcomes Associated with Maternity Practices Related to COVID-19: The COVID Mothers Study

February 16, 2021

Abstract Background: Maternity care practices such as skin-to-skin care, rooming-in, and direct breastfeeding are recommended, but it is unclear if these practices increase the risk of clinically significant COVID-19 in newborns, and if disruption of these practices adversely affects breastfeeding. Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 357 mothers and their infants <12 months who had confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Subjects came from an anonymous worldwide online survey between May 4 and September 30, 2020, who were recruited through social media, support groups, and health care providers. Using multivariable logistic regression, Fisher’s exact test, and summary statistics, we assessed the association…

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The National Day of Racial Healing

January 11, 2021

Next week is the National Day of Racial Healing. The National Day of Racial Healing is a time for contemplation and collective action on #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world. This annual observance is hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), and was created with and builds on the work and learnings of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) community partners. Fundamental to this day is a clear understanding…

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Perinatal Emergency Recommendations, Considering Disparities and Outcomes: COVID-19 and Beyond

November 17, 2020

  This fall, NMBTF was proud to be part of a group of Indigenous, Black, and people of color perinatal healthcare providers and advocates that serve communities across New Mexico. Together we  crafted a set of recommendations that name considerations for upholding access to perinatal and reproductive healthcare through the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Historically and today, patient care improvements and changes to health practices and systems have come at the expense of the bodies and lives of Indigenous, Black, and people of color communities; this is unacceptable”, says Rachael Lorenzo of Indigenous Women Rising, “In turn, our recommendations were developed…

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Scholarship Opportunity for Aspiring IBCLCs from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups!

October 8, 2020

  Scholarship opportunity!   Pacify, Advantia Health’s leading lactation and pediatric telehealth app for moms, is awarding $14,000 to aspiring International Board Certified Lactation Consultants from racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the professional lactation field! 14 winners will be selected, and applicants must be residents of either the City of Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Tennessee, Arizona, New Mexico, Mississippi, Maryland, Missouri, West Virginia, Texas, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, or California. Each winner will receive $1000 to cover costs associated with becoming an IBCLC, including IBCLC exam fees and preparatory course work. Applications are open NOW and must be received by 12/31/20! Apply here: https://www.pacify.com/diversity-in-lactation-award/. Share this post to raise awareness!

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NMBTF’s Amanda Singer Awarded the Buffy Saint-Marie Advocacy Award

August 26, 2020

A huge congratulations to Amanda Singer for receiving the Buffy Saint-Marie Advocacy Award and for all of the amazing work she does with the Navajo Nation Breastfeeding Coalition! We are so lucky to have incredible NMBTF staff who are leaders in our communities.  Congratulations, Amanda! You can learn more about the Navajo National Breastfeeding Coalition here, and more about Amanda here.

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