7 Facts Every Black Woman Should Know About Childbirth

A girlfriend gets pregnant and the first thing we do is break out the confetti and start planning the baby shower. And while that's great because a bun in the oven is definitely cause for celebration, like many things in this country, black women’s experience with childbirth is uniquely different than any other group, and there's ...

The Girlfriend’s Guide To A Natural Childbirth

Either you're all for a natural birth or you think that women who go that route are crazy. Really, why would any woman want to go through that much pain when they don't have to? Well, I was one such woman. In fact, my epidural was planned way before I was even thinking of actually ...

Kimberly Durdin On Discovering The Legacy Of Home Birth.

“I felt like I was hit by a mack truck,” says Kimberly Durdin, describing her disappointment over having to get a C-section with her first child some 25 years ago. She was planning to give birth with midwives at a hospital, but because her baby was breech, it meant an automatic C-section. A few years ...

Does Saying No To Makeup Come With Age?

There was a moment a few months ago when I was getting ready for an event, standing in the mirror with a tube of lipstick, wondering why I was about to paint my face. I’d done it a zillion times without question, but this time, I just felt silly. What I really wanted was to go ...