It’s Black Maternal Health Week April 11-17.
Serena Williams‘ brush with death in the days after giving birth turned a spotlight on the importance of maternal health, especially when it comes to Black women.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women are 3 to 4 times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes. This alarming statistic is one reason why it’s critical to uplift Black mothers and give them the support they need.
To help raise awareness and contribute to a positive narrative about Black motherhood, we are offering up a gallery of some famous and non-famous Black expectant moms whose glow-ups are currently shining all over Instagram.
It’s like…. I just felt like FINALLY showing you off girl. You weren’t in my plans but you were in Gods plans, and for that it’s insane how much I love you. Let’s take over this world young Queen…. just the 2 of us. ❤❤ #firsttimemother #mochamoms 📸 by: @petermonsanto makeup: @khamilialevonne Dress: @sewtrendyaccessories
DomiNque Perry is best known as Tasha on HBO’s Insecure. The actress posted this beautiful maternity picture on Instagram over the weekend. Pregnancy never looked so glamorous.