The Progress, Inequities and Additional Training Models Needed in Maternal Health Care

MSM’s Dr. Lasha Clarke and Bashellia Williams are among the experts interviewed about the state of maternal health care before, during, and after pregnancy.

By “Closer Look” Staff, WABE News

While maternal health concerns the health of women before and during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period, other aspects are often overlooked.

On WABE’s “Closer Look,” host Rose Scott spoke with medical professionals and caretakers about the impact of infertility on mental health and the need for more complementary training and education for future practitioners.

Hear from OB/GYNs, doulas, and maternal health experts about what’s working and what barriers persist when it comes to improving maternal health outcomes.


  • Donna Adams Pickett, an obstetrician & gynecologist at Augusta Women’s Health & Wellness
  • Tamara Akua Hunter, the founder of Womb Wisdom Wellness LLC
  • Naima Bond, Certified Holistic Doula
  • Lasha Clarke, assistant director of research and translation at the Center for Maternal Health Equityat Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Bashellia Williams, care coordinator for the Center for Maternal Health Equity at Morehouse School of Medicine

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