About Black Mamas ATX
Black Mamas ATX’s mission is to ensure that Black women survive and thrive before, during and after childbirth. We envision a world without maternal health disparities. Our goal is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the alarming maternal mortality and morbidity rates among Black mothers in Central Texas.
It’s Time to Show Up For Black Mothers
With effective collaborative partnerships and through culturally-congruent programs, training, outreach, and research, BMATX is leading the charge in Central Texas to improve Black maternal health and wellbeing over the childbearing spectrum. Our work centers around the health and wellbeing of Black women who are pregnant and through the first year postpartum.
On average, women receiving services stay with the organization for 18 months. Highlights of services include:
Sister Circle Support Groups are led by Sister Doulas who have received culturally-congruent, evidence-based doula training.
Doula support is a well-known, evidence-based intervention to alleviate the impacts of racism and inequity perinatally. The structure and topics are designed to emphasize and build upon the seven principles of Kwanzaa and consist of self-assessment and reflection, lifestyle planning, group problem solving and support and community building..
BMATX leverages its work through collaborative partners which include other doula-based organizations that serve women of color as well as health care entities that operate within communities of color.