When I was in labor at Yale New Haven Hospital’s Saint Raphael Campus, my labor nurse wanted me to validate the size of her butt.
I’m sharing this story because it’s #BlackMaternalHealthWeek.
White nurses + doctors, please don’t do this. It’s not funny or cute. We’re trying to make to make it out of the delivery room alive. Instead, pay attention to the pain we’re reporting.
(That’s Elijah. Yes, he was born with his eyes open. Also, this story received an award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists.)