Just as some believe we are on the cusp of turning the corner to a post-racial society a new study comes out to negate those lofty dreams. A study conducted at the University of Texas at Austin and written about in this week's Newsweek in Nurture Shock: Is Your Baby Racist? says children as young… Continue reading Is Your Baby Racist?
I am a huge proponent of using spices and herbs to cure the things that ail us. For example, if I feel sickness coming on I will juice organic apples, lemon, and ginger root real quick. Or when I suspected my youngest daughter had an ear infection about five years ago I dropped some garlic… Continue reading Germ-Fighting Spices
Elective caesareans are all-the-rage these days especially among celebrities who want to keep their tummies taut or mothers who want a rigorously scheduled delivery. New research says, however, that elective caesareans may create a fourfold breathing problem in infants.The reason for these breathing problems are unclear but some researchers believe there are physiological and hormonal… Continue reading Elective Caesareans Carry Increased Risk of Breathing Problems
One of the biggest mysteries that plagues my mind day in and day out is the reason behind low breastfeeding rates among black women. What I'm finding is there is no easily blamed lone culprit, but instead we find a tight-knit mesh of historical racism, wet nursing, slavery, current and past socioeconomic factors, and cultural… Continue reading My Quest to Find the Reasons Behind Low Black Breastfeeding Numbers
We've all heard about the various benefits that breastfeeding has on babies and mothers. In fact, some research maintains that breastfeeding helps to curb childhood obesity, especially when children become toddlers. That's great news, right? I should say so. However, new research released today says that some children -- Hispanic kids, in particular-- are still… Continue reading Breastfeeding: Easy Way to Curb Childhood Obesity?
Although the reasons are few and difficult to determine, black women are dying more during childbirth than women of other races. This is cause for great concern. We at the Black Pregnancy Blog want you to be as healthy and strong as you can be when you deliver so please make sure you eat right,… Continue reading Black Women Die More in Childbirth
Thank you for stopping by the Black Pregnancy Blog and welcome!We've created this blog to help you in every facet of your pregnancy, so we hope you stop by often. We'll be blogging about the latest pregnancy research and books as well as sharing important resources and expert advice to help you have the best… Continue reading Welcome to the Black Pregnancy Blog!