black women and pregnancy

What ‘Black-ish’ Got Right About Pregnancy Discrimination

ABC's sitcom “Black-ish” was on point for its nuanced take on pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.

– Apr 3, 2017

Turns Out It Might Be Okay To Eat Fish While Pregnant

Because my doc told me it wasn't cool to eat fish while pregnant, I survived on popcorn, ice and pregnancy pills. Turns out fish might have been A-ok.

– Feb 3, 2015

“You Can Always Try Again” and Other Rude Things People Said When I Told Them I Was Having Another Daughter

Oh man, you have no idea how disappointed we are to have a completely healthy baby girl. Girls are so useless.

– May 27, 2014

Talk To Me: Unborn Babies Can Hear Their Moms, Learn and Remember As Well As Newborns

So it turns out that all that book reading, rapping and grown woman conversation I had with my pregnant belly while Mari and Lila were...

– Aug 28, 2013

Working Through Final Month Of Pregnancy Is Just As Bad As Smoking: New Study

And yet another study to remind moms-to-be that America’s maternity leave laws suck donkey booty and need a major overhaul for the sake of our...

– Jul 30, 2012

The Baby Who Never Was: Black Women and Miscarriage

The cramping started in the car—sharp pains that felt like the spasms I get when my period is imminent. By the time I got back...

– Nov 19, 2010