From a male-identifying friend on Facebook:
Being a progressive does not mean simply giving people more money and stuff. It also means thinking in critical and integrative ways, connecting the social, economic and cultural. In fact, thinking this way can both save money and improve lives through providing meaning.
Here is Andrew Yang on maternal health: “One way I think we can help combat maternal and infant mortality in NYC–both of which are unconscionably high in much of the city–dramatically expand the use of doulas and midwives. Doulas are the truth. Women help women.”
Just one more reason why I support Andrew Yang, a deep, integral thinker, for Mayor of NYC.
Can this be true? Twitter says yes:
This is like a PhD thesis in mansplaining. Perhaps Dr. Yang also said “We’re pregnant” before his children were born.
(Director of Baby Production in our household corporation rated her doula “useless” and elected to fly solo (except for the full hospital team that was present) the next time we were pregnant.)
- “Doulas nurture and support the birthing person throughout labor and birth.” (evidencebasedbirth.com)
- “Randomized Controlled Trial of Doula-Home-Visiting Services: Impact on Maternal and Infant Health” (2018 journal paper), concluding that regular home visits by a doula throughout pregnancy had zero long-term impact. “… as with the few other home-visiting studies examining birth outcomes, there were no intervention impacts on Caesarean deliveries, low birthweight, or preterm birth.”