The Heart of Touch Web Series: Episode 5

 Cultural Competency in Maternity Care with Shafia Monroe

Episode 5 is the second part of our interview with Shafia Monroe for The Heart of Touch Webseries. In this segment she shares how the lack of cultural competency among health care providers is contributing to our poor outcomes in maternity care. There are places all throughout the United States termed "maternity care deserts" where multiple barriers are in place for women to access even basic prenatal care. Midwifery integration is one possible way to address these barriers to care.