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Navigating My Crazy

Navigating My Crazy is a podcast for moms to find inspiration as they balance family, life, purpose, and mental wellness; also to end the stigma of mental health and unrealistic societal expectation related to being a mom. We are creating a community so that moms never have to feel alone as we all navigate this crazy thing we call life together!

Jun 11, 2019

The disparity in Black Maternal Health is astounding. Black Moms are 3-4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related deaths than a non-black mom according to the CDC. My state, Louisiana, is #2 behind Georgia in these losses. Our city, Monroe, LA, received two heart-wrenching blows as we loss two beautiful moms within days of each other, that left everyone with so many questions and started conversations revealing a host of traumatic experiences from family members left to mourn. #BlackMaternalHealth #PregnancyComplications 

My guest, Professor Brittany Lewis, RN and I discuss factors associated with pregnancy-related loss, multiple factors related to the disparity, and what reignited her passion to make changes in these statistics. Brittany is seeking resources to help black moms in Northeast Louisiana obtain education and resources to reduce the risk and associated losses. She can be messaged at Brittany ChocolateDoll Lewis on Facebook

This episode is sponsored by "The Mom Coach", Shayla Shaw. Shayla is dedicated to empowering moms to achieve goals related to family, career, purpose, and mental wellness. Ready to get unstuck and move towards your version of HAPPY? Let's get started now #Empowerment