Birth Should Be Better

Birth Should Be Better

My granbaby turns two this week, and I’m thinking about the state of Black Maternal Health. What, if anything, has changed since he was born. It’s been a minute since I put ‘pen to paper’. I could blame the pandemic. I could suggest that...
BLA Postpartum Doula

BLA Postpartum Doula

BLA Postpartum Doula Mars Lord 11th November 2020 Why did you want to become a Doula? I wanted to become a Doula, I felt like it was my calling. My previous employment roles were in residential children homes, young offender’s institution and homeless supporting...
Where’s your knee?

Where’s your knee?

Where’s your knee? Mars Lord 8th June 2020 Well what a heavy past couple of weeks.We’ve seen the world begin to crack open their eyes again at the reality that is racism. Hard for some to see, and so they deliberately turned away, citing busyness, a need to...
The Voices Are Rising

The Voices Are Rising

The Voices Are Rising Mars Lord 2nd March 2020 For the past few years, the volume has been rising on the conversation about Black maternal mortality. This is a good thing.  Of course, what comes with the rising of the voices is the arrival of new voices that feel that...
MBRRACE 2019

MBRRACE 2019

MBRRACE 2019 Mars Lord 17th December 2019 So, the MBRRACE report was finally released after being put in ‘purdah’ (a problematic phrase – think appropriation) and having an embargo on the results. What we’ve learned is that things are not improving for Black...