Unfortunately, black babies have the highest Infant Mortality rates in the United States. Though the rates have decreased over the years, studies show that the risk of black babies dying before their first birthday is twice as high as other groups; and many of those deaths are tied to preterm births. The time spent and the care given in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is pivotal to the lives of these babies.
The research team at UCSF is conducting a study on NICU experiences of Black birthing people and family members in the NICU. They are recruiting Black women and birthing people who currently or recently had an infant(s) in the NICU to participate in a study. Eligible participants will receive up to $75.00 in gift cards after completing an online survey and interview. By understanding these experiences, we hope to improve access to breastfeeding care, lactation support and mental health services in NICU settings.
To learn more about the study, please see the flyer below or email LactationSupport@ucsf.edu for more information.