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How to Advocate for Yourself at Your OB-GYN Appointment

Nothing is more frustrating than coming out of your OB-GYN appointment with more questions than when you came in. It’s the unfortunate truth that feeling unheard and unseen by your doctor is becoming more and more normal. Shockingly, studies reveal that 1/5 women feel that a healthcare provider ignored or dismissed their symptoms, and 17%…

Why Is the Black Maternal Mortality Rate So High?

Despite medical advancements, Black women in the United States continue to face an alarming reality. According to a study done by the CDC, Black women are 2.6 times more likely to suffer from maternal death than non-Hispanic white women. The maternal mortality rate for Black women also accounted for 69.9 deaths per 100,000 live births…

Different Birth Control Options for You

There are several types of birth control you can use while sexually active. It’s important to practice safe sex or abstinence if you are avoiding getting pregnant. Birth control such as condoms can also prevent STIs and STDs. When choosing contraceptives, there are several things to consider. Let’s dive into all the kinds of birth…

My Unplanned C-Section Story

My Plan Was a Home Birth… It was 1:30 in the morning. I was at home with a midwife and doula because my birth plan was to have a home birth, but this is not how this story ends. A c-section was never part of the plan. I had already been in labor for almost…