The Veronica Edwards Show

Black Maternal Health w/ Cindy McMillan, Executive Director of Sistas Caring 4 Sistas

April 26, 2023 Veronica Edwards / Cindy McMillan
Black Maternal Health w/ Cindy McMillan, Executive Director of Sistas Caring 4 Sistas
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The Veronica Edwards Show
Black Maternal Health w/ Cindy McMillan, Executive Director of Sistas Caring 4 Sistas
Apr 26, 2023
Veronica Edwards / Cindy McMillan

Cindy McMillan was born in Chicago, Ill and spent most of her teenage and adulthood in the Sunshine State of Florida. Cindy became a resident of Asheville NC in 2012. She’s an amazing mother of four who has experienced infant loss, trauma, PTSD, and SDOH shortly after the birth of her twin boys in 2002 and the death of her husband in 2018. She is currently a DONA Certified Birth Doula, Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator, Certified breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Certified North Carolina Peer Support Specialist, Trained Death and Bereavement Doula; Black Maternal Health Advocate and Community Partner as well as the newly appointed Executive Director of Sistas Caring 4 Sistas Community Based Doulas for Social Justice in Asheville NC.

Cindy’s personal experience with loss, traumatic childbirth, and maternal health inequities has made her a strong ally, advocate, and leader among those who advocate and fight for Justice and equality within Black Maternal Health to increase better outcomes through equitable methods of care and support.

 The platform afforded through Sistas Caring 4 Sistas, has made inroads for Cindy McMillan to dedicate her birth work journey towards creating  policy change, clinical shift, and pathways to successfully support birthing individuals and their families affected by adverse birthing practices and outcomes.

FB - @sc4sdoulas 
IG - sistas_caring_4_sistas
https://www.sistascaring4sistas.org/

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Show Notes

Cindy McMillan was born in Chicago, Ill and spent most of her teenage and adulthood in the Sunshine State of Florida. Cindy became a resident of Asheville NC in 2012. She’s an amazing mother of four who has experienced infant loss, trauma, PTSD, and SDOH shortly after the birth of her twin boys in 2002 and the death of her husband in 2018. She is currently a DONA Certified Birth Doula, Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator, Certified breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Certified North Carolina Peer Support Specialist, Trained Death and Bereavement Doula; Black Maternal Health Advocate and Community Partner as well as the newly appointed Executive Director of Sistas Caring 4 Sistas Community Based Doulas for Social Justice in Asheville NC.

Cindy’s personal experience with loss, traumatic childbirth, and maternal health inequities has made her a strong ally, advocate, and leader among those who advocate and fight for Justice and equality within Black Maternal Health to increase better outcomes through equitable methods of care and support.

 The platform afforded through Sistas Caring 4 Sistas, has made inroads for Cindy McMillan to dedicate her birth work journey towards creating  policy change, clinical shift, and pathways to successfully support birthing individuals and their families affected by adverse birthing practices and outcomes.

FB - @sc4sdoulas 
IG - sistas_caring_4_sistas
https://www.sistascaring4sistas.org/

This program is brought to you by:
Balanced Virtually

Be sure to visit BizRadio.US to discover hundreds more engaging conversations, local events and more.