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Indigenous prenatal & postpartum health care roundtable

On today's show...

We start the episode with SDPB's Jackie Hendry's interview with Susan Wicks for South Dakota Focus. Wicks is a behavioral health therapist at Sanford Health.

They discuss perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including how to reduce stigma and the symptoms to watch for.

Plus, we have a roundtable discussion on Indigenous prenatal and postpartum health needs in the state.

Zintkala Black Owl is a traditional Indigenous midwife. She is facilitator of the He Sapa Birth Circle located in the Black Hills and serving all of the Oceti Sakowin territory.

Natalie Stites Means was a committee member of the South Dakota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which published the report on maternal mortality and health disparities of American Indian Women in South Dakota.

Amanda Youngers is a certified nurse midwife at the Great Plains Tribal Health Leaders Board at the Oyate Health Center. She also spent 13 years practicing as a midwife in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Michaela Seiber is the CEO of South Dakota Urban Indian Health. She is a former adjunct instructor at the University of South Dakota, where she taught Native American Communities and Public Health.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ari Jungemann is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.