7 Black pregnant women shining on Instagram with their #BlackMomJoy

Help us celebrate Black Maternal Health Week!

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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.

DomiNque Perry

DomiNque Perry is best known as Tasha on HBO’s InsecureThe actress posted this beautiful maternity picture on Instagram over the weekend. Pregnancy never looked so glamorous.

Cardi B

#SNL Surprise! #InvasionOfPrivacy out now! ??? @iamcardib #cardib #iamcardib

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Aaaaaay! No list like this would be complete without the turn-up queen herself Cardi B. The Bronx rapper celebrated the public debut of her baby bump while backstage at Saturday Night Live.

Leena Lee

Have A Good Day You Negative Bitch ? #feelingoodfeelingreat ?

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Get into this dancing mama! She goes by the name LoveLeeLeena on the Gram and we can’t get enough of her joyful vids.


Crystal Smith

Ne-yo‘s wife Crystal Smith is not letting something like pregnancy get in the way of a good workout. She’s proof that you can be fit, strong, and pregnant all at the same time.


Ayesha Curry

Heyyyy 29!!! Just bumpin along. ???

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TV personality and author Ayesha Curry is cooking up her third child with NBA champion Steph Curry. This new bundle of joy will join big sisters Riley and Ryan.

Tia Mowry

Mood ☺ #spring #pregnant #photography #fashion

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Actress Tia Mowry‘s baby is almost ready to spring out into the world. She is expecting her second child with fellow actor Cory Hardrict. Twirl, Tia, twirl!

Princess Love Norwood

30 weeks ?

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Reality show star Princess Love Norwood is expecting her first child with singer Ray-J. Princess is giving comfortable chic in this cute pic on Instagram.