Our mission is to Improve Health Outcomes for Black Women and Girls, provide education and wider access to safe, wholistic, culturally appropriate, natural methods of healing and wellness drawing from the Evidenced Based Midwifery Model of care and from abundant wisdom available in our ancestral and indigenous practices, and modalities.
Sacred Grove Traditions provides culturally affirming “Wholistic” health education, training, and natural reproductive health care services to with the intention to improve the health of black girls and women in our community.
Our services include:
It has always been my goal since childhood l to work in Liberia and on the continent of Africa. I was deeply inspired by my Dr. Aunt Florence Chenoweth who worked for the University of Winsconsin, the United Nations and several organizations throughout the African Continent in the area of Agriculture. Her mission was to save lives by making certain people could feed themselves. She inspired me to do something to increase the quality of life for Mothers and their Children especially in regards to Maternal and Child Health.
Sacred Grove's Liberian Midwife Education Project is currently in the research stage. We are working to come up with a solution to support local midwives, increase the number of midwives, and access to education opportunities for aspiring Liberian midwives, especially from rural areas. According to WHO Liberia has less than 200 trained midwives for more than 4 million people, and nationwide, there are only 2 specialists in obstetrics and gynecology and 2 in pediatrics.
The goal of Sacred Grove's Commission to Liberia will be to meet with members /officials from the Liberian Midwives Association and The Liberian Board of Nursing and Midwifery to interview practicing Liberian midwives ,educators, Maternal and Child Health specialist to learn about the issues and challenges facing midwives and other Maternal and Child Health specialist in Liberia and to come up with a strategic plan for supporting the cause of Liberian midwives and Maternal and Childhealth professionals in improving Maternal Mortality and Morbidity outcomes, and seek opportunities for exchange and collaboration with African American midwives.
Our Initial trip will be in December 2023. Our small Delegation will include Sacred Grove members, a Maternal and Childhealth Researcher,and 2 midwives representing Birthland Wellness Center, Oakland's Black owned Birth and Wellness.