Baby Dove Launches Fund to End Disparities in Black Maternal Health

Baby Dove has created a fund focused on Black birth equity as an action to improve Black maternal health.  

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“Black expectant mothers and birthing individuals have the right to superior care at every step of their pregnancy and journey,” the company said. “Yet across the US, racial disparities in maternal health are contributing to the Maternal Care Gap – meaning many Black moms and birthing individuals aren’t receiving the care they deserve.”  

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Black women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. This disparity increases with age, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help combat this, Dove created the Black Birth Equity Fund in collaboration with several groups, including the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. 

Dove has pledged $250,000 for grants in this area. The partnership with Black Mamas Matter Alliance will help the company support more change in the area of Black maternal health.  

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The company has also partnered with illustrator Keturah Ariel to design a special gift set. All of the proceeds from the set will be donated to the company’s Black Birth Equity Fund. Consumers are encouraged to purchase the set and give it to a new mom in their life.  

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