Stewart is president of The March Of Dimes, an organization that fights for healthy moms and babies.
Statistics show that Black women are three to four times more likely to die during child birth than white women.
Both Serena Williams and Beyonce recently shared their terrifying birth stories. Their experiences show that wealth may not make a difference at all. Stewart says, “this is an issue of race and equity and moms not having to die as a result of having a baby.”
A lot of these issues could be prevented, “there are times where black women simply aren’t treated the same way as others.”
One way to start protecting our women is to be an advocate for our family and friends when they’re in the hospital and complain of pain. We can make sure that to doctors and nurses take their concerns seriously.
Celebrity Moms We Love
1. Beyonce and Jay Z have Blue, Sir and Rumi!1 of 15
2. Sexy Solange Knowles had a son in 2004, Daniel Julez Smith.2 of 15
3. Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga have a son, David Ortunga, Jr. born in 2009.3 of 15
4. Halle Berry gave birth to Nahla Ariela Aubry in March of 2008 and son Maceo in 2014.4 of 15
5. Jada Pinkett Smith has two famous kids, Willow & Jaden with hubby Will.5 of 15
6. Former married couple Paula Patton and Robin Thicke became proud parents of Julian Fuego born in 2010.6 of 15
7. Sexy mom Jessica Alba is a mother of two with hubby Cash Warren.7 of 15
8. Jennifer Lopez is a mother of twins born in 2008.8 of 15
9. Nia Long is a mom of two sons.9 of 15
10. Sexy boxer mom, Laila Ali is the mom of two and stepmom to three.10 of 15
11. Nicole Richie has two children with husband Joel Madden11 of 15
12. Chrissy Teigen and hubby John Legend have two kids, Luna and Miles12 of 15
13. Rebecca Gross & hubby Lance have Berkeley and Lennon13 of 15
14. Kandi Burruss is a mom of two Riley and Ace14 of 15
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