Black women are a high-risk for developing gestational diabetes. But being proactive can help you avoid a diagnosis.
What to expect when you are surprised to be expecting.
Planning on giving birth outside a hospital or with the help of a doula or midwife? Read on to learn the ins and outs of your choice.
An unexpected change in her birth plan sent this woman on a different life path.
Working with these maternal health experts and advocates can make all the difference.
An unexpected C-section can be upsetting, but you can still have a great birth experience.
Your body isn't the only thing that needs to recover after your baby's born. Here's how you can take care of your physical and mental well-being postpartum.
It’s possible to have a great birth experience in a hospital. You just need a game plan in place before your due date.
Researching birthing options changed the way this woman thinks of birth and wellness.
A Chicago mom discovers having a medicated delivery can still be empowering.
Yes, the pictures were beautiful. But it was the news of her traumatic birth story that hit a nerve with many Black women.
You feel grief, rage, brokenness, fear… and then something close to grace.
The lactation consultant answers readers most pressing breastfeeding questions on Facebook Live.
Those first weeks of breastfeeding are no joke. Here’s how you can prepare for the most common issues.
Working with lactation professionals can help breastfeeding women sidestep pain and frustration, according to this expert.
Weaning her son while expecting a daughter gave this writer an opportunity to reflect on her breastfeeding journey.
Women are becoming more drawn to the idea of having control over their pregnancies and deliveries. But home births aren’t without complications.
Black and brown women ARE having home births—and this natural hair blogger wants more of us to know it.
Tori Johnson-Jones’s heartbreaking pre-term births forced her to learn more about herself and her body.
Takiema Bunche-Smith’s loss was devastating, but it made her realize just how badly she wanted to be a mother.
This mother of two tells us how finally admitting she had postpartum saved her life.
Pregnant woman sitting in bed
For one, race plays a bigger role, an expecting mom tells us.
One mom gives us real talk on how her job has affected her second pregnancy.
A good primer for anyone expecting a new baby!
One mom shares the mental and physical changes that happened to her during her second pregnancy.
A painful hospital birth made this mom consider other options the second time around.
For this reader, having her first child in Japan meant “letting go and letting God.”
The performer knew she was meant to be a mother, even after experiencing painful complications during her first three pregnancies.
Now in its third year, the celebration raises awareness of racial disparity in breastfeeding rates.
One mater mea reader explains how giving birth to her son drove home an important life lesson.