As a black expectant mother you must look at your pregnancy in a proactive and positive fashion. Statistics show that black women are twice as likely to give birth to premature babies and are 3.7 times more likely to die during childbirth. While you are carrying your little bundle you want your life and hers to be as problem free as possible to ensure a safe delivery and a healthy newborn.
We’ve put together a list of web links that you can return to over and over again to find quick, pertinent, and essential pregnancy information that will answer any questions you may have about your own pregnancy. If you need immediate assistance be sure to call your O.B. or go to the emergency room. Plus, it is crucial that you sign up for and attend prenatal visits the moment you find out you are pregnant. If you don’t have insurance or the money for prenatal care, go to your local Department of Social Services office and sign up for Medicaid for Pregnant Women.
- Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy, Revised Edition: The Complete Guide to Eating Before, During, and After Your Pregnancy