Collectively, we are witnessing great changes unfold before us. But where some feel fear and uncertainty, YOU see hope and light in future generations.
Your midwife continues to embrace new babies and parents with love, support, and a sensitivity that honors young parents and their stories. In our last update we highlighted Connie’s dedication in creating virtual childbirth education and healthy sex education classes. We are excited to announce our Childbirth Education series began October 10, 2020. Parents and babies benefit from an 8-week, virtual series that features six different local BIPOC professionals. We even have little surprises for new parents!
You create possibility and joy for young survivors and their children.
Connie is developing a program to provide virtual childbirth education and healthy sex education classes. This will be a safe space for pregnant and parenting teens to heal, build healthy parenting skills, and disrupt intergenerational trauma.
In urban communities across the United States, black and brown people are dying in pregnancy and childbirth at rates more than three times those of their counterparts. This is compounded by the fact that survivors of sexual violence have a higher risk of experiencing re-traumatization during pregnancy.
YOU are upending these disparities by helping pregnant and parenting teen survivors access reproductive health care at The Firecracker Foundation.
You started this work by believing 13 pregnant and parenting teen survivors deserved more from their community.
Your critical support paired with funding from WomenStrong International will make it possible for more than 100 pregnant and parenting teens to have access to the services they need to have healthy pregnancies, good birthing experiences, trauma-informed care, and more!
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