Labor, Love, and Leadership: Making Good on the Promise of Birth Equity

Webinar | June 15th, 2022


Advocacy, Health Equity

As the title conveys, Nashira Baril shares the story of bringing to life Neighborhood Birth Center (NBC), the first freestanding birth center in Boston. Nashira’s long-time supporters Drs. Craig Andrade and Lois McCloskey join in this conversation that is part reckoning with the structural barriers and part imagining the future. Like birth itself, bringing NBC to fruition has required the labor and love of many over years. This community-held vision has become a business plan, a board, and soon a building. This center will help return midwifery to the community, improving outcomes and experiences for all.