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.”

Black Women Are Staying Silent

When someone decides to threaten, stalk, harass or abuse his or her partner, what might that victim do? The answer seems obvious to many of us: Tell someone. Tell a family member, a good friend, a domestic violence advocate or police—someone who can help you. Except, not everyone feels that way. Some contend that Black women specificallyContinue reading “Black Women Are Staying Silent”

Black Women’s Maternal Health:

Black women in the United States experience unacceptably poor maternal health outcomes, including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth. Both societal and health system factors contribute to high rates of poor health outcomes and maternal mortality for Black women, who are more likely to experience barriers to obtaining quality care andContinue reading “Black Women’s Maternal Health:”