Actress Tatyana Ali testified in Congress on her "traumatizing" birthing experience, joining other witnesses who shared stories of childbirth trauma.
Andrea Alexander, MD on the reasons more people are having C-sections, when they're recommended, and why they're certainly not the "easy," ideal route.
New Fourth Phase Afterbirth Box was created to help moms find comfort during their “fourth trimester”.
These Black women are stepping into their power and doing their part to help enact government changes that will save more Black moms’ lives.
For too long, Black people have been blamed for the health disparities and poor health outcomes that systemic racism has wrought on our communities and our bodies.
Learn about your options and the work that's being done by these ladies to make the birthing process safer for Black women.
Members of Congress unveil the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act to address America’s maternal health crisis.
The Abundant Birth Project is said to be the first of its kind in the United States.
After gaining 60 pounds during pregnancy, the singer worked tirelessly to get back and shape and feel healthy again.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) explains to ESSENCE why there is a need for a cultural reckoning regarding how we address the Black maternal mortality crisis
Family and friends of Sha-Asia Washington demand transparency and justice following her death.
Johnson & Johnson’s Senior Medical Director of Women’s Health, Dr. Robyn R. Jones, OBGYN got real about the trials of Black maternal heath in America.
Amber Isaac had a dreadful suspicion that she would not survive the birth of her son. In the end, her greatest concern became a reality.
To close out Black Maternal Health Week, this dynamic ESSENCE panel discusses systems of harm, solutions, and healing.
These are the cold hard facts that prove Black women and their babies aren't receiving the healthcare they deserve.
White supremacy itself is a comorbidity for the novel coronavirus, waiting to make a bad situation worse.
These health care professionals play a pivotal role in demanding that institutional and structural racism continue to be addressed to ensure that health and birth equity are attained.