Black Maternal Health: Become an Advocate for Yourself

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Black History Month is when we reflect on our history and reignite our dedication to dismantling systemic barriers that prevent our nation from truly having justice for all.As a Black mother, I want to...
Doula

Why You Should Have a Doula at Your Birth

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Soon after you get pregnant, you might start putting together your baby registry. You think of all the things you’ll need for diapering, feeding, bathing, and sleep. But in addition to the tangible stuff,...
Infertility

Chasing Rainbows: The end of the fertility treatments road without a baby

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Like many women who struggle with infertility, I always anticipated the happy ending. You know, the one where we have the bump and the baby and all the things? But, what happens when you’ve...
Martine Boursiquot-LaConte

5 Things I Wish I Was Told About Motherhood Before Becoming a Mother

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As a first time or new parent, the amount of advice from friends, family and strangers alike can at times be helpful and reassuring but can also be completely overwhelming and confusing. There are...
pregnancy

Pregnancy | Hey Mama to Be, YOU are Strong

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Pregnancy is beautiful but it also comes with many changes and can sometimes cause you to experience anxiety. If you're pregnant with your first baby, you're nervous and worried that you may not be...
Miscarriage

5 Things I Wish I Would’ve Known When Having a Miscarriage

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5 Things I Wish I Would've Known When Having a Miscarriage | You didn't do anything to cause this. You can be older or younger. Black or white. Fit or fat. Rich or poor....

Life Lessons Learned from my Ectopic Pregnancy

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Like many difficult things in life, distance from my ectopic pregnancy has given me perspective. Time has passed and I am able to articulate my emotions around it and even find purpose in doing...

Natural Ways to Increase Your Fertility

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How to Naturally Increase Your Fertility | For those that don’t know my story, we’ve been through the ringer with trying to increase fertility; let me save you a buck and years of your...

My Birth Plan is Not to Plan, Anything Can Happen!”

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Elevated blood pressure, PVCs, a Disney villain-worthy cardiologist, and multiple scans are just a few things that scrambled my perfectly curated (and color coordinated) birth plan. Often I would lie through my teeth and...

Reclaiming Meaning for Motherhood Despite Childloss

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My first Mother’s Day as a new mom started with ice cream and a massage at 39 and 1/2 weeks pregnant. It ended with my incredible doula and amazing nurses at Seton preparing me...