Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

In October, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend shared the tragic news of the loss of their infant during delivery. Many women/ couples go through this devastating loss and it is not often spoken about publicly.  I just wanted to talk about pregnancy loss in women with autoimmune diseases. Individuals with autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Read More…


Post-Partum Pain Awareness

Physical pain can be debilitating and limit the body’s mobility.  But we also know how much mental anguish or pain can affect the body. We know that Black women in general struggle to make the time to take care of themselves in addition to taking care of their loved ones.  The ability to seek help Read More…


DISPARITIES IN MATERNAL HEALTH

Many individuals, particularly females in the Black community have a distrust in the existing healthcare system because of the chronic history of racial discrimination and prejudice in the political and healthcare systems.   This issue of implicit bias that exists in healthcare is especially worrisome in women’s gynecological and maternal health.  If the patient feels that Read More…


Working To Live

Growing up, I remember my father who is an OBGYN working a lot. I knew he wanted to provide a good life for his family and offer his children opportunities he didn’t have during his childhood and adulthood. He really loved working and teaching at the hospital and at clinic and spent countless hours being Read More…


AUTOIMMUNITY AND FERTILITY

Can I get pregnant? I see many females of childbearing age with autoimmune diseases like Lupus, Sjorgren’s Syndrome, Scleroderma, Autoimmune Thyroid Disease (Hashimoto Thyroiditis) and RA that express worry and fear that their disease will prohibit them from having a family.  They worry about infertility like so many women in this world. I empathize.   Becoming Read More…