New Year, New You. Could you be pregnant? Here’s what to do!

It’s not too surprising that we tend to see a boom of babies born in the summer months. If you count backward, simple math indicates that those cold days and nights of November, December, and January were likely the most popular for baby-making. In a “normal” year, this could be the result of staying home…

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Pregnant for the holidays? Check out our Survival Tips and Gift Wish List!

Surviving the holidays while pregnant isn’t always easy. Here are some tips and a gift guide for the pregnant women at your celebration.

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As Black Women, Our Birth Plans are So Important. Here’s Why

As Black women, our birth plans can play an important role in our labor and delivery experience and safety. Here’s why we all need one.

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Postpartum Contraception: What You Need To Know

It’s time to talk birth control It’s been six weeks since your little one arrived and changed your life forever – or maybe changed it forever again – and hopefully, you’re starting to get the hang of the fourth trimester. Although, if the days still feel like a blur of feeding and rocking and catching…

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The Fourth Trimester is Just as Important For You as The First Three – Take Care of Yourself

The fourth Trimester is a time of continued change and taking care of your mental and physical health is so important.

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For Black Women, Wearing Our Babies is Nothing New. So is Babywearing Right for You?

As Black women, we have been wearing our babies for centuries. In fact, the first American version of a babywearing device was invented by a woman who had just returned from a trip to West Africa. She was traveling with the Peace Corps and had observed women in Togo carrying their babies on their bodies.…

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Preterm Labor: What You Need To Know

What is preterm labor? Pregnancy can feel like a series of weird/annoying/icky physical sensations from headaches to swollen feet. As the weeks go by, you might be introduced to Braxton-Hicks contractions, lower back pain, those round ligaments you never knew you had, and more. The joy of growing your little one isn’t always well, joyful.…

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Benefits of a Doula for Black Women; And Some Things to Consider When You’re Interviewing One.

There was one moment during the delivery of my first child that I will never forget – my son’s heart rate dropped and suddenly, three nurses and a doctor rushed into my room. I was scared, my husband and my mom didn’t know what to do and it felt like time froze. Thankfully, I had…

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The importance of cultural competency in our care

On September 1, 2017, superstar tennis athlete Serena Williams gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. According to a 2018 Vogue interview detailing her journey to motherhood, Williams had a relatively easy pregnancy. However, Olympia was born by emergency C-section due to her heart rate dropping to a dangerously low level during contractions.…

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Uterine Fibroids: What are they? And how might they impact your birth experience?

Uterine fibroids are a condition that many Black women face in their lifetime. Many of our grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and cousins have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, and there is a statistically higher chance that we might also.  What Are Uterine Fibroids?  Uterine fibroids are a form of noncancerous growth on the uterus that often…

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