Maternal Mental Health

I want to talk a little about mental health today, as we recognize maternal mental health this month. First, I’m not a mental health professional but I’m a maternal health advocate and critical incident professional so I have experience dealing with individuals in both areas. What’s Maternal Mental Health? According to The World Health Organization,Continue reading “Maternal Mental Health”

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 maternalContinue reading “Black Maternal Health, What Does It Mean?”

The Importance of a Doula Especially for Women of Color.

I’m a professional maternal health advocate, I make sure that mothers of child bearing years have successful pregnancy from the beginning to postpartum. I also can’t act like there’s no a maternal health crisis that women of color face every time they get pregnant, they are 3 times more likely to die are lose theirContinue reading “The Importance of a Doula Especially for Women of Color.”