California Preterm Birth Initiative


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Bridgette Blebu, researcher, on why working with the community to understand the high Black maternal and infant mortality rate is pivotal and the Fresno EMBRACE study on group prenatal care.


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Loren Newman, mom, graphic designer, and communications manager, on how she is a part of the movement for birth justice and giving birth while Black.


Martha Tesfalul, OB/GYN and research fellow, on why she became a doctor, listening to Black women, and recommending aspirin to Black pregnant patients.