Alisha Liggett, M.D.
Earlier this year, Black health care providers penned an open letter to Black birthing people acknowledging that America's racist past casts a long shadow over the pregnancy experience. They called out “Black birth trauma porn” as a major contributing factor to the heightened fear around birth.
I never would have predicted that becoming a mother would make me a better doctor. Like most Black women I know, I vividly remember every painstaking detail of my pregnancy and birth experience.