Black Maternal Health Week

Black Maternal Health Week is important for women of color. During this week, people shed light on the infant health disparities between the African American community and other communities are significant.

According to March of Dimes “The preterm birth rate for black women in the state is 44 percent higher than the rate among all other women and 55 percent higher than white women. Women of color are most at risk of facing pregnancy complications, and black women are more than three times as likely as white women to die from pregnancy-related causes.” As a woman of color, I'm sharing my story today to reflect on God’s grace because I was fortunate.


I conceived pretty easily. After two months of trying, by month 3 it was official. I was pregnant. Ask any of my close family and friends at the time how stressed I