2 02, 2016

Pregnancy Weight Gain: Secret to Staying Under 20lbs

By | 2017-08-01T03:16:23+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes and Motherhood, Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss / Exercise|

Recently, I was asked "So, how long did it take you to lose your pregnancy weight?" I didn't think about it until then, but I actually lost my pregnancy weight at birth. I gained only 17lbs and my daughter was 7lbs. If you add the water weight, the extra blood in the body, and the after birth, I shed that [...]

13 11, 2015

My Not-So Pinterest Pregnancy Announcement

By | 2017-08-01T03:21:26+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes and Motherhood|

Almost naturally, I found myself on Pinterest searching for "Pregnancy announcements" because I wanted my announcement to be "P.E.R.F.E.C.T." when I told my husband. I thought about telling him over dinner where instead of dessert on the tray, it would be the pregnancy news. Or perhaps a puzzle or scavenger hunt. While, I wasn't sure which one it would be, [...]

13 10, 2015

Deciding on Motherhood while Living with Type 2

By | 2017-07-27T03:11:36+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes and Motherhood|

I am not the type of woman that felt my life would be incomplete without experiencing motherhood. For most of my life, I would even say, "I don't want children." I didn't get a "tingling" feeling when passing the baby section in stores and "Baby Fever" was never something I caught. It was a distant thought but nothing that lingered [...]

21 12, 2012

Fighting for my Womb: Black Women’s Reproductive Health and the Medical World

By | 2017-07-27T07:03:53+00:00 December 21st, 2012|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Motherhood|

As a black woman in academia, motherhood is already a complicated venture. First, most of us have fibroids (I had one that thankfully calcified on its own). Secondly, when you're in education, it's proper to plan a summer delivery (which means you only have a three-month widow to conceive). Thirdly, when you're a professor, you have to decide how to [...]

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