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Microaggressions and Racial Trauma During Childbirth

by Monnica Williams, PhD, ABPP
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: GOLD Midwifery

This presentation will provide an overview of relevant cultural factors for African Americans and other stigmatized minority groups, with an emphasis on understanding race-based trauma and its impact on childbirth experiences. I will discuss various forms of racism that occur in medical settings that contribute to health disparities in people of color, including racial microaggressions. Constructs that cause and perpetuate race-based stress and trauma will be reviewed, including White privilege, stereotypes, and racial discrimination. I will describe the various facets of race-based trauma, including the experience of historical, cultural, community, and individual trauma, and how these may or may not fit into our current psychiatric nomenclature. I will provide examples of patient-provider interactions that are helpful versus harmful in the context of childbirth and women of color’s reproductive issues.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Define racial microaggressions and racial trauma

Objective 2: Provide reasons why women may experience traumatization during childbirth

Objective 3: Identify common microaggressions experienced during labor and delivery

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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks