January 31, 2023

Black Birth Expo

Are you pregnant, a parent, a birth worker, a community member, or an individual passionate about health equity? If so, celebrate Black Maternal Health Week with Healthy Start at this event, featuring Maternal and Child Health Consultant, Christin Farmer.

About the Black Birth Expo

The Black Birth Expo aims to build a community of people with a shared identity and goal, and uplift birth workers and advocates dedicated to improving maternal and child health.

This event will include:

  • engaging sessions for expecting parents
  • a keynote address from Maternal and Child Health Consultant, Christin Farmer
  • real talk about motherhood and fatherhood
  • activities for the whole families
  • local resources and vendors
  • food offerings from local, Black-owned restaurants

Event Details

Saturday, April 15 | 12 – 6 p.m.

August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Cost: Free

VIP Tickets: $25


Learn More

Pittsburgh has been rated one of the best places to live in the U.S. But too often, Black neighbors aren’t included in that vitality. Local Black families experience disparities in wealth, health, education, and more.

Where does it all begin? At birth. In Allegheny County, Black babies are 5 times more likely than white babies to die in the year following birth.

The Black Birth Expo is just one way Healthy Start and other maternal and child health organizations are working to connect Black families to culturally relevant birthing and parenthood resources.

Find more information on the Healthy Start website.