CTSC Hosts Screening of Aftershock on ACOG’s Maternal Health Awareness Day
Women Can’t Make History If They’re Not Surviving Childbirth
This article is a part of our CTSC Event Recap series.
Women’s History Month is an opportune time to reflect on how far women have come and how far society needs to go to create and cultivate an environment where all women can thrive, and experience as well as receive equity in all aspects of their lives. However, women can’t make history if they’re not surviving childbirth or suffering from life-altering or -ending consequences due to inadequate care, provider bias, and systemic -isms, like racism.
On January 23, 2023, the CTSC hosted a screening of Aftershock, a documentary that follows two families who galvanize activists, birth-workers, and physicians after the preventable deaths of their loved ones due to childbirth complications. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology coined this date Maternal Health Awareness Day. The 2023 Maternal Health Awareness Day theme was, “Know Why.”