Adoptive families, especially Black adoptive families, can face unique challenges that get left out of conversations about maternal health and parenting. Womanly Magazine spoke to five Black women who built their families through adoption, and got some advice for people considering or pursuing adoption.
Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is when a baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Babies born this early often show physical signs of prematurity and can develop a range of medical complications.
Killing The Black Body: Race, Reproduction, And The Meaning Of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts is a powerful insight into the reproductive history of Black women in America.
These portraits and statements from each mother, recognize, honour and celebrate Black Motherhood.
Terri Fleming, Womanly Magazine Health Educator, discussed the intersections of race, class, and maternal health with Dr. Khiara M. Bridges, and explored the possibility of a way forward for health care providers and the Black women they serve.
My pregnant self immediately became my favorite version of me. I felt so majestic and sexy in my natural form that almost nothing could bend my confidence, except for the lack of loving and attention I was receiving from my partner.
Approximately 500 women die yearly from pregnancy-related complications.
Womanly Magazine Health Educator Aarti Patel sat down with Donna Hylton to hear more about her personal experience as a mother while she was incarcerated, and how the lessons she learned in prison led her to activism.
“Hey babe. I’m, well, I’m pregnant.” —-“But we just got a dog…”
A pregnancy is considered high risk if there are conditions in place that threaten the health or life of either the pregnant parent or the fetus.
Editor-In-Chief Attia Taylor met with Pascale Bernard to talk about her path to women’s health advocacy, the challenges Black women face in relation to their maternal health, and how Planned Parenthood is working to improve maternal health outcomes.
Ne Me Quitte Pas. These words echoed throughout my childhood, before I understood the depth of the artist who uttered them and what they would come to mean to me at different stages of life.
Maternal health in the United States is in crisis. The United States ranks 46th in the world in maternal mortality.
A photo essay.
In 2002, I was pregnant with my first child and filled with excitement and anticipation of his impending arrival. I wanted to learn everything.
“You do pregnancy like a white woman.”
High blood pressure can often be brought upon by pregnancy, a condition called gestational hypertension or pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH).
Being overweight or obese during pregnancy can put a parent at risk of certain complications, so prenatal care, including regular appointments with a health care provider, is very important.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, prenatal care costs on average about $2,000 for a typical pregnancy.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies are breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months, and continue to breastfeed alongside supplements for the first year or longer.
The final weeks of pregnancy were the most difficult.
Gestational diabetes occurs when diabetes is diagnosed in a pregnant person who did not have diabetes prior to pregnancy.