Tag: health disparities

Black Breastfeeding Week: Building on a Foundation of Support for Breastfeeding Moms

Black Breastfeeding Week: Building on a Foundation of Support for Breastfeeding Moms

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Black Breastfeeding Week. The week-long observance focuses on providing lactation support to people of co ...
Indigenous Milk Medicine Week: Supporting Native Moms on their Breastfeeding Journeys

Indigenous Milk Medicine Week: Supporting Native Moms on their Breastfeeding Journeys

Previously known as Native Breastfeeding Week, Indigenous Milk Medicine Week (IMMW) is celebrated the second week of August, which is National Br ...
Take Care of Your Mental Health During Pregnancy

Take Care of Your Mental Health During Pregnancy

Pregnancy and childbirth can trigger more than just changes in your body. Your mental well-being can be affected by fluctuating hormones that tri ...
Mental health matters for moms

Mental health matters for moms

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health, people from racial and ethnic minority groups ...
Midwifery care: Improving health outcomes for moms and babies

Midwifery care: Improving health outcomes for moms and babies

International Day of the Midwife is celebrated each year on May 5th. Below we discuss how midwifery care can help reduce maternal health disparit ...
Secondhand smoke and your baby

Secondhand smoke and your baby

October is SIDS Awareness Month. Although medical experts aren’t sure what causes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), there are some things you ...
Health Disparities Contribute to Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Health Disparities Contribute to Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Loss affects families every day, in many different ways. October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, a day dedicated to recognizing ...
Fewer toxins, healthier babies

Fewer toxins, healthier babies

by Kyra Naumoff Shields, PhD How can chemicals in the environment harm your baby’s developing brain? Most of us aren’t aware that in the U. ...
Understanding the impact of health disparities on infant mortality

Understanding the impact of health disparities on infant mortality

After months of anticipation, just the thought of losing your baby is heartbreaking. But, sadly, it can happen. Each September, March of Dimes ...
Black Maternal Health Week 2021

Black Maternal Health Week 2021

By Zsakeba Henderson, M.D., Senior Vice President and Deputy Medical Officer, Maternal & Child Health Impact It’s Black Maternal Health We ...