Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN

EBB 124 – Health Equity and COVID-19 with Sabia Wade

EBB 124 – Health Equity and COVID-19 with Sabia Wade

In this episode, I interview Sabia Wade, a Black and Queer full spectrum doula, doula business coach and reproductive justice advocate. She is the founder of For The Village and Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings. She’s also a Somatic Experience Practitioner in training. Sabia’s mission is to bring inclusive, accessible and full spectrum education and resources to all individuals and organizations dedicated to creating a world of inclusion, justice and equity to birthing people all over the world. Sabia and I discuss health disparities and advocacy, and how both are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) and our Instructor program. Find an EBB Instructor here, and click here to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class. Resources: Follow Sabia’s on Instagram @theblackdoula and @birthingadvocacy. Connect with Sabina at The Black Doula and Birthing Advocacy.
 Donate to For the Village here. See Sabia’s Marco Polo Channel here.
 For sliding scale and/or free assistance from a doula, and birth strategy planning during the pandemic, contact Black Maternal Health Week is April 14-21. Visit to learn about upcoming webinars, resources, and more! Selected news articles about health disparities and the coronavirus: Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate Indian Country, where residents suffer disproportionately from disease, is bracing for coronavirus Black communities hit harder by coronavirus in Michigan, not just Detroit Bronx Residents Twice as Likely to Die From COVID-19 in NYC  

Duration: 53 min

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