The medical community needs to do more to support women of color, particularly Black women, who must confront a number of hurdles in order to have a VBAC.
Here are eight ways to break through the “strong Black woman” stereotype, get in touch with your emotions, and get help.
What could help women like Ashleigh, who have private health care insurance coverage that still leaves them on the hook for hundreds or thousands of dollars?
The sad truth is that pregnant women with drug problems are overwhelmingly likely to be criminalized rather than getting the help they need.
In “The American Dream,” quietly released last November, Black women share their pregnancy and childbirth experiences in their own voices, an intentional device.
Black and Hispanic women were roughly 2.5 times more likely than non-Hispanic white women to experience an unintended pregnancy.
While many Black women do breastfeed, some unapologetically so, there is a running list as to why other Black mothers choose not to. For one, Black mothers are less likely to be encouraged by hospitals to breastfeed, typically the first point of contact for breastfeeding education. And many Black mothers are in under-resourced communities, where breastfeeding is discouraged or just outright impossible due to a lack of support.
As a young parent, breastfeeding was not easy, but with a couple of tips from other mamas and the right support I was able to find my way and breastfeed both of my daughters.
Black mothers have the lowest breastfeeding rate compared to white and Latino women. However,…
I want my daughter to have grown women who are complex role models.