The Hidden Toll

In case you haven’t read it, I am attaching a link to Linda Villarosa’s article, Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis, in the New York Times Magazine. Reading it had me in tears because it’s depiction of the patterns and stresses that afflict African-American women during and after childbirth are so typical of the things that happened to my own clients, and yet so little recognized or understood by the rest of us. Keep a box of tissues handy and read it with your heart open.


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