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How a Nurse Entrepreneur is Creating Community for New Mothers

By leveraging her experience in maternity care and passion to improve health outcomes for black women, nurse entrepreneur Layo George, RN, MHSA, founded Wolomi, an organization that provides resources aiming to improve experiences and outcomes for black women during their perinatal periods.

As a registered nurse and population health specialist, Layo George fell in love with delivering care for new mothers. But through her experiences in labor and delivery, she began to observe inequalities in healthcare experiences for new mothers of color. This led Layo to dive deeper into the nationwide maternal health crisis facing black women, with her findings fueling her passion to make a difference and ultimately create Wolomi.

Through programs, services and events, Wolomi provides clinical and emotional support for black women who are thinking of becoming pregnant, are already pregnant or recently had a baby. By combining innovative tools and strategies with maternal health experts and champions, Wolomi aims to create a community that can empower black women throughout their motherhood journey, as well as help drive better health outcomes for both the mothers and their babies.

The Johnson & Johnson Notes on Nursing team recently spoke with Layo to learn more about the inspiration behind Wolomi, her inspiring work addressing inequalities in maternal health for black women and what she’d like to see come out of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

To learn more and join Wolomi’s community, visit their website and follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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