Maternal Mental Health

I want to talk a little about mental health today, as we recognize maternal mental health this month. First, I’m not a mental health professional but I’m a maternal health advocate and critical incident professional so I have experience dealing with individuals in both areas. What’s Maternal Mental Health? According to The World Health Organization,…… Continue reading Maternal Mental Health

Black Maternal Health, What Does It Mean?

What is Maternal Health? According to dictionary, Maternal health is the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. It encompasses the health care dimensions of family planning, preconception, prenatal, and postnatal care in order to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.  What is Black Maternal Health? The United States has the worst maternal…… Continue reading Black Maternal Health, What Does It Mean?

U. S needs to follow New Zealand lead with miscarriage reform.

When a woman has a miscarriage it is a very traumatic experience and different women express themselves different ways, but never the less it’s very painful. I truly applaud New Zealand for caring enough about their women to now give them time off if needed for miscarriages. This is a piece of their law. This…… Continue reading U. S needs to follow New Zealand lead with miscarriage reform.

Mucus plug: what it looks like and how long until labour starts

What you need to know about losing your mucus plug during pregnancy How long after losing your mucus plug do you go into labour? Dr Louise Wiseman answers your questions. By Dr Louise Wiseman MBBS, BSc (Hons), DRCOG, MRCGP 24/02/2021 RidofranzGetty Images If you’re preparing for the arrival of a new baby you might have…… Continue reading Mucus plug: what it looks like and how long until labour starts