Martine Wilson can look into a pregnant person’s eyes and see an entire hidden story. And even as Wilson’s work has been relegated to Zoom and only occasional visits to homes, she can still sense something is wrong: The rates of postpartum depression have never been this high.
Wilson, who is based in Sacramento, California, has been a home birth midwife and doula for over 20 years. She’s had a front-row seat to the mental health struggles pregnant people have faced this past year, particularly the Black women she serves.
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