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?

Does My Breast Hurting Mean I’m Pregnant?

Breast pain is often the first symptom of pregnancy, occurring as early as one to two weeks after conception — technically, weeks three and four of pregnancy. That sore boob sensation peaks in the first trimester because your body is flooding with hormones. These hormones have an important job, preparing your body to grow a tiny human — a…… Continue reading Does My Breast Hurting Mean I’m Pregnant?

What Is Preeclampsia and How Did I Get It.

As a professional I get asked by young women all the time what is preeclampsia and how did they get it. According to the Mayo Clinic, this is how it happens. Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys.…… Continue reading What Is Preeclampsia and How Did I Get It.