Woman Makes History Opening First Black-Owned Ultrasound Studio in Greensboro, North Carolina

Courtney Hall, a graduate of North Carolina A&T, has dedicated her career to mental health and clinical social work. According to BOTWC, she accomplished this while also being a wife and mother of three boys.

As part of her mission to prioritizing the health of black women and mothers, she established Bump Baby Bliss, the first Black-owned ultrasound studio in Greensboro, North Carolina.

“My goal is to advocate and get women to understand their rights and feel comfortable and confident in asking the right questions about their bodies, even when the small things don’t feel right,” Hall told WFMY News in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In an Instagram post, she branded Bump Baby Bliss as a “one-stop shop for all of your pre and postpartum needs.” The studio provides a variety of services, such as 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasounds, early DNA gender testing, delivery doula support, placenta encapsulation, perinatal therapy, childbirth workshops, breastfeeding support, mentorship, and more.

Hall explained that her role as a mother, together with her skills as a therapist and doula, motivated her to start this firm.

“We all know that doctor’s offices, they care about us, but it’s definitely very business oriented,” Hall went on to say. “They see over hundreds of people every day. I want it to be a location where people can come and have an experience. It’s the whole vibe. You’re feeling good. You get the impression that time has been set out for you,” Hall explained.

Hall’s business is significant since it provides a key health service that is not fully accessible to the Black population. According to the Center for Disease Control, Black moms are three times more likely to die from problems during pregnancy and birth than white mothers.

Hall hopes that Bump Baby Bliss will educate new doulas and encourage new mothers to prioritize their own needs.

“Having a birth doula and mental health support for you and your family should not be considered a luxury, but rather a necessity,” she writes on the Bump Baby Bliss website.

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