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IUI – my Journey to Motherhood

I’d been married for three years and answered the “when are you going to have a baby?” question more than I’d like to recount. My OBGYN recommended going to an infertility specialist for testing. Admittedly, I was both excited and terrified at the idea of a specialist. On the one hand, I felt closer to […]

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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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