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Black mothers and childbirth - a reproductive sankofa

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

The Black Women’s Health and Wellbeing Research Network, chaired by the OU's Dr Jenny Douglas, will co-host a conference to improve maternity outcomes for black mothers and babies. The conference is co-hosted by Elsie Gayle and Mimosa Midwives and has been supported by an Iolanthe/RCM Jean Davies Award

It will give attendees the chance to talk about best midwifery practice and how to reduce maternal and perinatal deaths amongst the most vulnerable groups.

Keynote speakers

Professor Dorothy Roberts JD

George A Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, Professor of Africana Studies and author of Killing the Black Body.

​Jennie Joseph

British trained midwife, women’s health advocate, Founder and Executive Director of Commonsense Childbirth Inc. and creator of The JJ Way®, a midwifery model effective in reducing disparities and improving outcomes.

The conference is now fully booked but it will be live streamed and can be accessed at :


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