It's Black Babywearing Week! To celebrate we're doing a quick roundup of some 😍😍😍-worthy Instagram posts showcasing Black parents from all over doing babywearing like the beautiful bosses they are. Photo credit: @africanboheme
There’s so much information out there about what to eat or avoid during pregnancy. Follow these guidelines I created as a radical nutritionist baby momma on a budget for ensuring powerful food essentials for vibrant pregnancy. Plus, these same guidelines support successful milk production postpartum.
I want my body back! My ankles are swollen, my belly is so heavy, my breasts are bigger (and leaked through my shirt at work the other day!), and I think I might actually smack the next person to even look like they're about to touch me... Okay, I'm being slightly dramatic. But still. Please help, I don't know what to do to make myself feel better.
These pictures from one of the last weeks of pregnancy for this new parent are just jaw-dropping, wide smiling beauty and joy.
"On my heart today is just celebrating and congratulating yourself for loving yourself and taking moments for self-care, even if they seem small..."
I'm 4 months pregnant and my housing situation feels like a mess. I'm living with family members who do not give me space and aren't supportive of the non-medical birth I want. I would have had a home birth if I had my own home. What can I do to make sure my birth is still mine and not theirs (and get some peace from their opinions)?
When I warned my then OBGYN how we traditionally deliver no later than 36 weeks, her response was she couldn’t “compete with my grandmother back in the bush,” but that I better stop “calling that baby to come early.”
People are tired of not seeing themselves, or folks with similar experiences, or senses of style, reflected in the spaces they live in and walk through. That's more and more clear each day because the images available to us are changing! Here are some folks out there doing the work to expand the way we see ourselves and the people around us. Inspired yet?
It was my absolute joy to go into the kitchen with Arley to create the Healthy Foods Dilation Chart. What you eat is always important – pregnancy, birth, and new parenthood are definitely no exception to that truth.
Want your birth team to have absolutely no doubt when you're calling? Well...
People are talking about the very real issues parents face in birth more and more these days. NPR wrote about it, Propublica wrote about it, Serena Williams spoke out about her experience, and BlackMamasMatter, Changing Woman Initiative, all of us here with Everyday Birth Magazine, and countless others continue to strive to raise awareness and make a difference for so many. Now these two documentaries are coming soon, too.
Just for you, a first look at this issue of Everyday Birth Magazine, to be released for print and digital purchase, April 15th!