The fourth trimester is an important time in a mother's life. In this podcast interview with Mahogany Momology, Sister Freya discusses strategies for a successful postpartum time. Listen to this podcast recording to gain insights on pregnancy, postpartum and Black motherhood.
My journey in motherhood began in 2014 when I found out that I was pregnant with my oldest son, Jarvis Jr. I immediately knew that I wanted to breastfeed. In my mind, formula was not an option.
My mother breastfed me and informed me of the benefits during my childhood. I was determined to give my children those same benefits by following in her footsteps. For me, it was the only way to go.
However, things didn't pan out exactly how I hoped they would once I delivered Jarvis Jr.
While these 15 celebrity Black moms have juggled multiple hats, responsibilities and business, they found the time to breastfeed their children. Some breastfed for a few months. And others breastfed for a few years.
We celebrate every drop of ‘liquid gold’ that our beautiful brown babies received. These celebrity mothers are an inspiration to other Black moms. Everyday Black moms also juggle many responsibilities. Often they lack the support necessary to be successful with their breastfeeding journey.
Black mothers in the U.S. currently have the lowest breastfeeding rates. However, there are many organizations and passionate individuals working to completely reverse that.
Many factors influence a woman’s decision to begin and continue her breastfeeding journey. Some known factors that seem to hinder Black women include having to go back to work too soon, the negative cultural stigma that some women experience, and a lack of support that new mothers receive during and after the pregnancy.
Adding herbs to your nutrition plan for pregnancy and postpartum is a sure fire way to boost your wellness. Did you know that most pharmaceuticals are derived from plants? However, pharmaceuticals are highly concentrated and processed derivatives of the plants that appear in the body as foreign objects when consumed.
Let's talk about how stress affects feminine reproductive health and childbirth. Listen to Cecile Edwards of the MommyMatters podcast interview Sister Freya of RootMama and discuss many aspects of fertility, preconception, stress, anxiety, postpartum and finding inner peace.