Author: Jessica Viola
There are many layers of diversity and equity in healthcare, but I am going to focus on only one. In 2019 I became pregnant and had a full-term pregnancy at 37 weeks and 2 days, to a healthy baby boy. Throughout my pregnancy, I did a lot of reading and internet searches to gain as much knowledge as I possibly could to not only stay healthy during pregnancy but learn how to advocate for myself and what to expect from my healthcare providers. This experience brought a rude awakening to the inequities that exist in the US healthcare system with pregnancy care.