This event is for pregnant women and mothers parenting children ages zero to two — foster and adoptive moms included.
Regrettably, there are modern-day doctors that still do not believe Black mothers when they complain of pain. Many times they are dismissed, which ends in the scathing stats that state that I have a 28 percent chance of leaving the hospital with the funeral home rather than my family.
I'll always think about the children I've lost but I continue to pray for peace that things happen for a reason.
So while our culture tends to glorify pregnancy as a time to eat whatever you want since you’re “eating for two,” I approached my pregnancies with a different mindset. I knew that healthy food choices would lead to a healthier pregnancy.
Our “Guide to Pregnancy + Birth" helps local women find the best fit for their pregnancy and birthing needs and wants. From doctors and birthing options to options for resources, like belly binding or chiropractic care, this guide has something for everyone.
In a follow-up appointment after my third C-section, my OB/GYN asked how I was doing. I gave the generic answer that I was healing well. She remembered my reaction from that first talk about this pregnancy. She gently told me that I was no less of a mom, that my scar was the first of many sacrifices of motherhood.
We polled our friends, neighbors, readers -- even the tellers at our bank -- and compiled this exhaustive list of weird pregnancy cravings. Names have been omitted to protect the innocent.