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Don't Just Worry About My Child, Care For My People

May 22, 2019
Having a child always seemed overwhelming even though I have worked in education throughout my career. I was terrified to bring a black child into this world, knowing how hard it would be for them. However, when your father dies and mother suffers a stroke, your priorities change. I was blessed to...
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Implicit bias in California is costing lives

May 20, 2019
Join us to urge the California state Legislature to support SB 464, the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act to address alarming racial disparities in maternal health in our state!
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Not about abortion

All New #RisersRadio: This Is NOT A Drill

May 20, 2019
On the #BreakingThrough radio show this week we cover the attack on women’s bodily autonomy and what you can do to protect your rights. We talk about what’s happening in Washington DC that’s hopeful and not-so-hopeful, including conversations around impeachment. We’ll also discuss the good news...
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Born Too Soon, Redux: We Need to Help Moms Optimize their Birth Spacing

May 15, 2019
B y: Laura Vricella, MD I sat on the edge of her hospital bed. Mary had arrived just 48 hours ago, tears streaming, and with agonized screams delivered her 24-week infant son on the ambulance gurney. There was not even time for her to change into a hospital gown. She was in shock that she was no...
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#DeltaDumpsPumps Milspouse forced to hand-express in a toilet after Delta confiscates her pump

May 14, 2019
We can't believe this is still happening. Renowned photographer and Navy spouse Shannon O'Hara is no stranger to managing travel while lactating. But yesterday, Delta Airlines violated their own policy which states "Delta fully supports a woman’s right to breastfeed on board Delta and Delta...
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Standing Up for Maternal Health at Mom Congress 2019

May 14, 2019
The United States has the worst maternal death rates of any developed country, with Black women dying at 3-4 times the rates of white women, this rate remains unchanged when accounting for income, education and economic status. Maternal death rates for women overall in the U.S. doubled in the past...
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Tell Congress: Tampons + Pads + Menstrual cups ≠ luxury products

May 13, 2019
Period products are NOT a “luxury” item, yet the federal government (and many states) treat them like they are -- and that has a lot of negative repercussions in terms of cost, accessibility, and women’s health. In full truth, when we need these products, they are a necessity, and can be quite...
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We Need Concrete Policy Action to Save Black Mothers and Infants this Mother’s Day

May 10, 2019
For many of us, Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate moms and families by offering expressions of love and appreciation. But every year in the United States, approximately 700 women die from pregnancy-related complications, the majority of which are preventable . And every year, over 22,000 infants...
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5 Important Ways Moms Influence Kids

May 10, 2019
Media has a huge influence on kids -- and as kids get older, the online world has an even tighter grip on them. You can see it in the way they imitate their favorite TV characters, pretend to be YouTube stars, or beg for T-shirts, backpacks, or comforters emblazoned with logos. But parents still...
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Mother's Day, Equal Pay: April MOMentum is HERE!

May 2, 2019
How your donation is making a difference Spring has sprung and this April has been as full of progress as it has been of wildflowers! From advancing equal pay in Washington, to moving the needle on Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, to amplifying the second annual national Black Maternal Health...
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