Deepa Fernandes|Recent research points to an uncomfortable fact: Public preschool in California is deeply segregated. More than half of the state's children go to a preschool with has 90 to 100 percent children of color.
In California, black women are much more likely than white women to die in childbirth or to lose their babies. Governor Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 464, which requires implicit bias training for medical staff providing care to mothers and newborns.
During pregnancy, there tends to be a heavy focus on labor and birth, with far less emphasis on what happens once you get home with the baby. So when KPCC and LAist received a suggestion to do a story about how to prepare for the postpartum phase, we were on it.