Posts filed under: Pregnancy

Why Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality Make Patient Empowerment Essential for Black Mothers

Have you ever been in a medical situation where you wish you’d known how to advocate for yourself? Speak up? Be heard? This is why patient empowerment is so important.... Read More

Inexpensive Maternity Clothes: Where to Buy + Must Haves You Need

As if it’s not enough that you’re literally growing another human being, now that you’re pregnant, you also have to dress the body that’s housing that growing human. This can... Read More

How to Decide If You’re Ready to Have a Baby

Despite all the easy-to-find explanations for exactly when you should have a baby, the reasons to have a baby are actually entirely your own. You see, as women, most of... Read More

Pandemics, Pregnancy, and Planning: What You Need to Know from an Expert

Let’s be real right now. Pregnancy is a weird and scary enough process in the best of circumstances. Throw in a global pandemic, and many mamas are even more anxious... Read More

Black Maternal Mortality Rates Left This Mom in Fear

I am writing this for my rockstar son, Chase, one of the most magnificent beings. And for everyone who has endured the trauma of delivering a child early, or of... Read More

How to Choose a Baby Name

Let’s face it: naming a child is probably one of the most stressful things you’ll do as you prepare for their arrival. Some parents have names chosen before conception, while... Read More

When to Announce a Pregnancy: A Different Opinion

Here’s my unpopular opinion about when to announce a pregnancy. I don’t think you should wait until 12 weeks! In fact, I don’t think you should follow any set rules... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About How to Write a Birth Plan

So much about bringing a child into the world feels uncontrollable, so we’re all about learning to control what you can. Writing a birth plan gives you a little of... Read More

15 Unusual Early Pregnancy Signs You Should Know About

Whether you’re tracking ovulation or have undergone infertility treatments, most women actively trying to conceive are anxious to find out if they’re pregnant as soon as possible. To try and... Read More

What You Need To Know About Pregnancy During COVID-19 Pandemic

I can still recall the panic of going through my first pregnancy during the Zika virus outbreak. Panic would rise into my throat every time a mosquito came near, and... Read More