Mae Expert Spotlight: Meet Tichanda Thompson, Certified Child Educator, Doula and Owner of DoulaBox

Mae Expert Spotlight – Meet Tichanda Thompson, Certified Childbirth Educator, Doula and owner of DoulaBox.

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Maternal Health Outcomes and the Power of Working Together

Working together to improve maternal outcomes for Black women.

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Mae Expert Spotlight: Meet Esther McCant, Birth and Postpartum Doula and owner of Metro Mommy Agency

A doula can support and advocate for you. Meet Esther McCant.

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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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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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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 Asking For What You Need From Your Partner

My husband and I prepared for our first child very differently. Of course, I was having the child and he wasn’t, so there were practical differences in how we both got ready for the baby to arrive. But we differed in many ways other than physical changes too. Culturally, our community is vast, unique, and…

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Loving Yourself Through Pregnancy Stages

My 5-year-old daughter loves to tell people that girls are superheroes “because we can make people in our bellies.” She is right. We are pretty magical. Our bodies know how to do amazing things when it comes to reproduction and pregnancy. And once we give birth, those superpowers become even more clear. But that magic…

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