Posts filed under: Pregnancy

How I Became a Cow!

How I became a cow As Black Breastfeeding Week begins, and especially after learning that so many of my Mommination sisters are with child, I wanted to share how I... Read More

Ways New Parents Can Bond With Their Newborn

There might be times when it’s hard to bond with a newborn. It’s sometimes difficult for new parents, including mothers, to connect with their baby. There are ways for mothers... Read More

Life with Fibroids: Pain to Power

Life with Fibroids: Pain to Power I find myself pausing often and staring at my children in a daze sometimes…still wondering (but thanking God) that I’ve gotten to this place... Read More

Best Ways To Reduce Stress While Pregnant

One of the most common feelings you may experience while expecting is stress. Stressing about your baby, worrying about life’s changes, and anxiety about providing the perfect nursery can all... Read More

Tips for Staying Comfortable During a Home Birth

  You might feel more comfortable during a home birth because the attention of every healthcare professional within the home will be on you instead of multiple expecting mothers. This... Read More

Resources on how and where to find formula

Your baby has to eat! Whether you are breastfeeding parent or a formula feeding parent, your baby has got to eat. The formula shortage is affecting everyone. Mommies around the country... Read More

Black Maternal Health Week: A conversation with Dr. Pamela Brug, MD, MS

For Black Maternal Health Week MommiNation sat down with board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Pamela Brug, MD, MS, to talk about maternal health. MommiNation: Dr. Brug, what are some of the key... Read More

Fact vs. Fiction: The Most Common Pregnancy Myths

One of life’s biggest miracles is the gift of having life growing inside of you. The entire pregnancy and childbirth journey is full of thrilling and nerve-wracking experiences. The air... Read More

Living with Endometriosis

Nothing worked I can remember it so clearly. Being in middle school and finding out I got my period. The pain and the bleeding are what I remember the most.... Read More

Nursery Organization Tips for New Parents

It seems slightly intimidating to plan the nursery, especially as a new parent. You have parent-friends who give you advice on the best nursery organization tips for new parents, but... Read More

A Tale of Two Pregnancies

They say no two situations are the same … whoever “they” are is right! Pregnant with my second child and its a whole new experience. First of all the daddies... Read More

My Journey to Motherhood was NOT Pretty and Bright

My Journey to Motherhood was NOT Pretty and Bright Where do I begin? Let’s go all the way all the way back to 2010 I was in a fairly new... Read More

How To Prepare for an At-Home Water Birth

There isn’t a more intimate experience than having a home birth. Laboring at home allows mothers to relax in a familiar space and provides more freedom to move around. Many... Read More

Space-Saving Tips for When You Have a Newborn

When managing life as a new parent, we know it can become difficult to save space. To help improve your area, whether on the go with your baby or around... Read More

What About My Birth Plan?

Diaper bag ✔ Newborn clothing (my chunkster never fit into those newborn outfits lol) ✔ Hospital  bag✔ Newborn prep class ✔ Nursery ✔ Birth plan✔   With the support of... Read More

Career or Kids: The Twins I Almost Chose Not To Have.

In 2006 and I was ranked #1 in the world. It was my third year running professionally and everything was going how I envisioned. So many great things happened that... Read More

Prenatal Exercise: Your Power in Your Pregnancy

The Power You Have Over Your Pregnancy: What if I told you the power you have over your pregnancy lies heavily in exercise? Or that one of the first important... Read More

Everything Was Stacked Against Me: COVID-19 Pregnancy

IN THE BEGINNING The first time I gave birth, in 2017, I was joyfully ignorant to all of the issues surrounding black women and our disproportionate death rate during childbirth.... Read More

Women & Weed: A Candid Conversation Part 1 – Pregnancy

Before we begin, for my novice readers here are some clarifying points (my experienced consumers can skip to the next paragraph 😊) Marijuana, weed, ganja… all the same thing in... Read More

Oops… we did it again!

Please stop the Britney song you are playing in your head and let me tell you my story. When J and I married, we were in the middle of getting... Read More

After Labor, Now What?

The feeling of bringing a child into the world is an indescribable feeling, and cannot be compared to anything else in life. It's almost unreal, supernatural, simply magical! To feel... Read More

Ten Things To Do While Pregnant UNAPOLOGETICALLY

You’ve found out you are pregnant, Congratulations… I hope. This news, in most cases, is the most shocking, scary and beautiful news you will receive in your life; at least... Read More

If only breastfeeding came with instructions

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. It didn’t take some nurse or doctor to convince me of the benefits, I knew... Read More

The Best Choice For My Baby

Super Mommi I think the greatest thing I’ve done for my Daughter as a baby was breastfeed her for as long as I did. 19 months to be exact, it... Read More

Save My Son

So as my OB sat at the edge of my bed once again, he asked had we made a decision. My husband stood next to my bed with a tear... Read More

To The NICU And Beyond

Days 1-2: After an entire 17 hours of labor, all I wanted to do was hold and kiss my baby and begin my breastfeeding journey. But I couldn’t. Due to... Read More

I actually made an appointment for an abortion…

Once upon a time… I was a young naive 17-year-old college freshman from the hood of East Orange, walking the campus of The College of New Jersey in the suburbs... Read More

Bringing Home TRIPLETS!

I felt like I waited for this day forever and couldn’t wait to get home, but now the day has come and I didn’t want to leave the hospital. I’m... Read More

This B!@tch I Know Named “HG”

HG is a bitch and I apologize for the language but she is, there literally aren’t any other words to describe her evil and destructive ways.... Read More

Divorce, Debt, and Doubt

The 3 dreaded “D” words we never want to discuss…but it’s real! No woman wants to admit she’s headed towards a divorce, in the middle of a divorce, or newly... Read More

Keeping Your Confidence During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the most beautiful experience you can have as a woman. However, weight gain, hair changes, skin problems, lack of sleep, etc... will have you feeling anything but beautiful.... Read More