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Single Motherhood: I Feel Like There’s A Child Who Wants To Come Into This World Through Me

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Photo by Charles Eugene on Unsplash Single Motherhood: I Feel Like There’s A Child Who Wants To Come Into This World Through Me As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Last week, we detailed Alexis Garrett Stodghill’s journey to freeze her eggs and conceive a child in more technical, scientific terms. This week, she’s speaking about the spiritual aspect of…

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Pain, Plans & Picking A Donor: A Black Woman’s IVF Journey

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Photo by Baptista Ime James on Unsplash Pain, Plans & Picking A Donor: A Black Woman’s IVF Journey As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Alexis Garrett Stodghill shares her very intimate, emotionally, and physically draining journey to freeze her eggs and have a child. NSNC: Were marriage and children something you always saw for yourself or was it something…

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Black Doctors, Black Women, and Pregnancy: I Was Pregnant With A Hole In My Heart & Doctors Told Me To Toughen Up

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Black Doctors, Black Women, and Pregnancy: I Was Pregnant With A Hole In My Heart & Doctors Told Me To Toughen Up As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Brooke was pregnant with her second son when she realized something was wrong with her heart. But her doctors dismissed her, ignoring her concerns. Her story is one of thousands when…

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This Mother Says She Trusts Her Husband, But She Still Doesn’t Let Him Bathe Their Daughter

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Source: JGI/Tom Grill / Getty by Veronica Wells via MadameNoire.com There are some things you could never know about people—until you know them. And by that time it’s too late. I’ll explain later; but first, an anecdote. I was visiting a friend recently and in a moment of near-drunken revelation, she shared that when her daughter was first born, she…

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The Unbelievable Reasons Behind the Astonishing Rate of Black Maternal Death

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By Dawn Washington As I’m watching a news story on the rise of maternal deaths in America, I’m shocked to learn that America leads the world in the number of maternal deaths. But that shock didn’t compare to what happened in me when I heard the stats related to maternal deaths among African American women and the reason why. Continue…

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