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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