Equity in maternal health, birth centers discussed at Ford School

The Ford School of Public Policy hosted a virtual event on birth equity, the transition from midwifery to hospital births and birth justice on Thursday as part of the Policy Conversations in the Ford School Speaker Series and the Harry A. and Margaret Foundation Lecture D. Towsley Series.

The event features speaker Leseliey Welch, former deputy director of the Detroit Department of Health and co-founder of Birth Detroit and Birth Center Equity. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policy Maker in Residence, also spoke at the event.

The event began with Welch and El-Sayed, who both have backgrounds in public health, discussing the racial motivations behind the increase in medical hospital births, which they called the biggest turning point in birth care.

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