Another HBCU alumna makes history opening first Black-owned ultrasound studio in Greensboro

Abu Mubarik February 16, 2024
Courtney Hall launches Bump Baby Bliss, the first ever Black-owned ultrasound studio in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo credit: WFMY-TV

Courtney Hall is a graduate of North Carolina A&T who dedicated all her career to mental health and clinical social work. She did this while balancing her roles as a wife and mother of three boys, according to BOTWC.

As part of her commitment to making the health of black women and mothers one of her major priorities, she has launched Bump Baby Bliss, the first ever 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 said to WFMY News in Greensboro.

In a post on Instagram, she described the Bump Baby Bliss “as a one-stop shop for all of your pre and postpartum needs.” The studio offers a wide range of services, including 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasounds, early DNA gender testing, birth doula support, placenta encapsulation, perinatal therapy, childbirth classes, breastfeeding, assistance, mentorship and more.

Hall said her role as a mother, coupled with her experience as a therapist and doula, inspired her to open this business.

“We all know that doctor’s offices, they care about us, but it’s definitely very business oriented,” Hall said. “They see over hundreds of people a day. I want it to be a place where you can come and have an experience. It’s a whole vibe. You feel good. You feel time has been taken to be spent with you,” Hall said.

Hall’s business is important because it takes care of a critical health service that does not fully cater to the Black community. For instance, the Center for Disease Control notes that Black mothers are three times more likely to die from complications during pregnancy and birth than white mothers

Through Bump Baby Bliss, Hall hopes to educate new doulas and urge new mothers to pay attention to their needs.

“Having a birth doula and mental health support for you and your family should not be considered a luxury, it is a NECESSITY,” she says on the Bump Baby Bliss site.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: February 16, 2024


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