In the language of our ancestors NJIA Kamili means a different path. In the words of our sister Maya Angelou ,” Stepping into a brand new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation that is not nurturing to the whole woman”
Taking a different path means being informed and making informed decisions This page was designed to be a catalyst to step out and seek services and care that are designed for our unique economic , educational ,social ,cultural and spiritual needs. We are not one size fits all. Until we and others The path that leads to good maternal and understand this concept, we will continue to have an escalating maternal and infant mortality rates. The path that leads to optimal maternal and infant outcomes doesn’t begins at the first prenatal visit but pre reproductive age (14).
Years ago, I began a program and support group for parents, families thastt had experienced a perinatal loss the program addressed the grief aspect of pregnancy loss and later it begin to explore the impact it has on subsequent pregnancies. After many years it became evident, that education on reproductive health should be included, many of these adverse outcomes (infant/maternal ) ca be avoided if patients were aware prior to conception.Yet having the optimum reproductive health services either by a nurse midwife or OBGYN we are faced with unexpected outcomes (i.e perinatal loss , post partum depression)taking the next step is important as it will impact the reproductive continuum .
This page is designed to provide resources to help you carve your unique path that leads to a healthy reproductive life cycle.