Tag Archives: Mothers

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

There is no better day in the whole year than on Mother’s Day to show your mom how much she means to you. Let’s find some simple gifts that express gratitude and appreciation for all that our moms do for us. Take a second do really think about what things your mom loves…either big or… Read More »

COVID Vaccination in Pregnant and Lactating Mothers, Transfer of Antibodies to the Baby

COVID Vaccination in Pregnant and Lactating Mothers, Transfer of Antibodies to the Baby While the risk of severe COVID in pregnant women is relatively low, pregnant women with severe COVID experience worse outcomes. Some of our perinatal patients can’t wait to get a COVID-19 vaccine, some of our patients are understandably wary about testing a… Read More »

Hypertension is killing pregnant mothers. Blood pressure monitoring can help.

Hypertensive disorders with onset during pregnancies are among the leading causes of maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in the U.S. and can have far-reaching consequences for the long-term health of the mother and child. In Dr. Jerome Adams’ recent Call to Action to recognize and address hypertension control as a public health priority, the… Read More »

Essential Reads: Evidence-Based Interventions for Depressed Mothers and Their Young Children

In a given year, about 10% of mothers in the United States experience a major depressive episode (MDE).  Roughly translated, this means about 1 in 10 children is exposed to maternal depression each year (Ertel et al, 2011).  While much attention has focused on postpartum depression, which affects about 10% to 15% of women, mothers… Read More »

Tika Sumpter to co-host virtual summit for Black mothers

Tika Sumpter, attends ABC Television’s Winter Press Tour 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 08, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph unveiled Sugaberry, a lifestyle brand for moms of color a few months back and they’re continuing their rise with a virtual summit when many… Read More »