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Keep Us From Dying: Black Maternal Health Awareness

Black maternal health week. BLACK maternal health week. Black MATERNAL health week… I will NOT capitalize the word health because we BLACK MATRONS don’t have any health to spare for that. The experts have weighed in and the studies have been conducted to make what WE have known for eons an “evidenced-based public health fact.” A […]

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My Truth About Postpartum Sex

After the birth of my first child, I was inundated with articles about postpartum sex. Article after article discussing how women could not wait to be intimate with their partner again. Claims of how the six-week wait was too long. For a long time, I thought there was something seriously wrong with me. How could […]

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Processing Gender Disappointment

  There I was in my midwife’s office, tears rolling down my face. No matter how much I tried, I couldn’t stop them from falling. “I’m not sad, just surprised.” She made a note in my file as I blubbered on. “I just can’t see myself mothering a little girl,” I continued,  “I always thought […]

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Maternal Care After Childbirth

Chances are that at one point over the past week, you have seen someone on your Facebook feed share an article about maternal death rates in the United States being the worst in the developed word. Read through one of them and you’ll probably learn several facts that will shock you. Like how the maternal […]

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A Letter to the Dog

Dear Dog, I often wish you could speak English. If only to tell you that the FedEx man on our doorstep does not intend to murder me. Also, the biscuit from that nice lady at the bank window likely isn’t poisonous so please don’t dramatically drop it on the floor and then give her a […]

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