Today begins the first day of Black Maternal Health Week #BMHW18, a week created to bring the issues that Black parents face during pregnancy, birth, and parenthood in significantly greater numbers to the forefront of our attention.
It's no longer being kept quiet -- the risk of Black mothers dying during pregnancy, birth, or postpartum is four times higher than it is for white mothers. In the last six months, news articles keep popping up to share the statistics and the reality of maternity care and outcomes for Black
For matters of childbirth, breastfeeding, and postpartum health during Black History Month, we want to highlight the disparity between white and black mothers and families -- and what you can do to help. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), black women die during pregnancy, childbirth