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Author Archive | Chaia Morgan


Women’s History Month Tribute to My Mom

Every time Women’s History Month comes around, I always think about my mom. This is true particularly since I’ve become a mom myself. I see now, more than ever, how her grit, moxie, and steadfastness turned me into the woman I am today. My mom emigrated from the Bahamas to the U.S. when she was […]

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Parenting From a Position of Strength (Not Fear and Guilt)

Are you parenting from a position of strength? Or, are you approaching the rearing of your children from a place of guilt and fear? Let me explain. We are living in a time where “intensive parenting” is the norm – curated play time, a myriad of extracurricular activities, the “best” daycares and schools, and much […]

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My Preeclampsia Birth Story: Late Onset at 39 Weeks and In Labor

Preeclampsia, which is diagnosed by the elevation of an expectant mother’s blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy, affects 5-8% of all pregnancies. There is increased research to cure this sometimes deadly condition. Visit the Preelampsia Foundation website for more info. I had a pretty normal and boring pregnancy — until the very end. […]

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Black Maternal Health Week Is April 11-17, 2019! #BMHW19

The second annual national Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) campaign, founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, is, according to the website, “a week of awareness, activism, and community building” intended to bring attention to Black maternal health in the United States. The organization wants everyone to know that: Across the country, Black mothers […]

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