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


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 by the expertise and experiences of leaders who intimately understand our underlying disparities in perinatal outcomes, and carry critical knowledge around these issues.” 


The full report can be seen here: