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Black women face a maternal mortality crisis (opinion)

Poor maternal health has a severe impact on black infant health. Currently, the black infant mortality rate in the United States is 2.4 times higher than for white infants, primarily because black women have high rates of preterm births.

While preterm births are typically associated with low-income women, black women from all socioeconomic backgrounds, experience higher rates of preterm births and infant mortality than other women, suggesting that income is not the sole driving factor for poor infant health. And black women who deliver at hospitals that primarily serve black populations are much more likely to experience complications and death during and after delivery.

Key issues that factor into the treatment of black women are implicit bias and accessibility to quality health care services. Implicit bias refers to judgement or behavior that results from subtle cognitive processes. It is the attitudes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. 

Bladder Control and Pregnancy?

I am 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant, I am 2-3 cm and almost fully effaced. The last couple of days I have been having difficulty with my bladder (I believe that is what it is). When I stand up or move in bed, I can feel it beginning to leak. So I go to


Its normal, you may have problems a few weeks after too. Congrats Momma.


do your kegals! easiest way is to stop a stream of urine for 5 or 10 seconds once you are peeing. it wil strengthen the muscles needed for control

Pregnancy & bladder control?

I'm only 34 and shouldn't be having this but.... Geez, my bladder seems to be weak! If I laugh too hard to sneeze I leak a little. I'm 23 weeks.... Anyone else having this? Is it happening because I'm slightly over-weight? I've never had this problem


Its normal but one thing you can do to strengthen your bladder is to act like your gonna pee then stop and keep doing it. Its called Kegel Exercises. It helps preg or not and can also be sexually gratifying for you and your partner. Check out this


It's because you're pregnant!!

You have a baby pressing on your bladder - the larger the baby gets, the more frequent you will need to go the bathroom.

I wore a pad for the last 4 months to protect against those leaks.


OOOOO I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH MY SON!!! I AM PREGNANT NOW AND PRAYING THAT I DO NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN!! IT IS NOT BECAUSE YOU ARE OVER WEIGHT ITS JUST THE BABY ON YOUR BLADDER WHICH IS COMPLETELY NORMAL..THERE IS NOOO