Support Groups for Black Women: Infertility and Single Mother’s by Choice
Check out these amazing organizations focused on supporting black women in their journey through infertility and parenthood.
According to a CARDIA Women’s Study, black women have double the chance twice to experience infertility than white women, but seek medical help for it half as much. There is a large stigma around fertility issues and speaking about your personal struggles within the black community, yet it’s important to find a source of support throughout an experience as emotional as becoming a parent despite infertility issues or societal pressures.
Take a look at these awesome support groups focused on black women struggling with infertility and communities for black single mothers by choice:
Mission Statement: FFCG seeks to provide education, awareness, support and encouragement to African American women/couples and other women of color experiencing infertility and seeking to build the families of their dreams. Additionally, FFCG seeks to empower African American women to take charge of their fertility and reproductive health
Mission Statement: Melanin Mommies PGH centers historically marginalized African American, pregnant or parenting millennial and teen mothers. Our mission is to assist these mothers to address and overcome intergenerational trauma and combat negative family cycles.
Mission Statement: The Broken Brown Egg, Inc. exists to inform, empower, and advocate for individuals and couples experiencing infertility and reproductive health issues, with an emphasis on the Black experience of them.
Mission Statement: Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. We center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.
Mission Statement: xHood is creating a community of Black queer people who feel empowered in their ability to build and nurture healthy families and parent happy children. We are guiding, validating and supporting the Black LGBTQ+ community as we navigate the impacts of the Black reproductive health crisis, systemic racism, homophobia, and transphobia on our family building and nurturing journeys.
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