Comfort Measures for Expectant Mothers

Labor is a difficult ordeal for many women who experience pain. But labor doesn’t have to be like that. There are comfort measures specifically designed to relieve a pregnant mama’s pain. These positions are often done with your husband, boyfriend or support person. I wanted to learn more about comfort measures firsthand with doula Nikia Lawson, of Fort Worth, Texas. With over 22 years experience helping mothers through pregnancy and postpartum, Ms. Lawson was the Read more about Comfort Measures for Expectant Mothers[…]

African American Women DYING to Give Birth

The headline by Pro Publica/NPR caught my eye. It startled me. It read, “Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth.” Does nothing protect us? A month earlier I had learned I was pregnant with my second child. My first pregnancy ended at 26 weeks, 5 days when I gave birth to my son William. I spent 84 consecutive days in the hospital with him. I had no desire to repeat that experience but I Read more about African American Women DYING to Give Birth[…]

Lisa’s Story: Love, Faith and Kidney Disease

Did you know that African American are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure? O Girl Media is telling the story of Lisa Love and her five-year battle with kidney disease. She wears her scars proudly from the fight, no longer using arm cover-ups. Her arm is her personal testimony. The family matriarch overcame at home hemodialysis to receive a life changing kidney transplant. Her new kidney isn’t the cure to her disease but Read more about Lisa’s Story: Love, Faith and Kidney Disease[…]