Sitting with Sylvie
  • Motherhood

    Black Maternal Health and Suicide

    There are health disparities across the board for Black people. When it comes to maternal health, it is no different. Studies show that Black women are 3-4 times more likely to die in childbirth than white women and have the highest mortality rate of any race/ethnicity. Black women in the US die at the same rate as women in some third world countries. This is regardless of education, income, or any other socioeconomic factors.

  • Motherhood

    My Homebirth Journey

    My experience giving birth at home was dramatically different from giving birth in the hospital. If/when I get pregnant again, I would most certainly give birth at home again. It was such a peaceful experience. It flowed the way I envisioned, and the atmosphere was set with hubby’s prayers and my playlist (Maverick City, Jackson Chery and Rodlin Pierre on repeat). I was blessed enough to find the perfect doula and midwife and a supportive husband who made the experience that much more glorious.

  • Motherhood

    Why I Chose a Homebirth

    I wrestled with the idea for months and then COVID hit! Witnessing how women were being cared for (or the lack thereof) in the medical setting was sickening. There were too many testimonies of women receiving subpar care at the hospital; one even got a c-section 5 weeks before her due date (her due date was misdiagnosed), and then she was discharged home the day after her c-section, and the baby had to stay in the hospital in NICU. And yes, she was African American.