Rep. Lauren Underwood explains why we need to focus more on Black maternal health especially, as Black women face greater challenges during pregnancy.
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.
White supremacy itself is a comorbidity for the novel coronavirus, waiting to make a bad situation worse.
Like hurricane season, this moment of preparing for and hoping to avoid what could be catastrophic can exacerbate the stress and anxiety that pregnant Black people feel. There are actions and options to alleviate these trauma responses.
Tashonna Ward, 25, complained of shortness of breath before checking in to an emergency room in Milwaukee. Hours later she was dead.
The California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsome and aims to decrease Black maternal deaths.
After suffering a series of miscarriages in her previous relationship due to fibroid tumors, Williams is thankful to be experiencing a viable pregnancy.
Our blackness isn’t killing us, the system’s treatment of our blackness is killing us.
Texas is on the front lines of a maternal mortality crisis that claims the lives of more women than almost any other state and almost any other developed country on […]