Because pregnancy is about mom too.


January 19, 2023 25 min
MEternal hosts Kenya Gipson and Jaye Wilson address the complexities of the black maternal health crisis and how mothers of color can self-advocate towards a more equitable experience when it comes to motherhood. This conversation uncovers the importance of implementing the access and resources necessary so that we as a community can create statistical change and positively alter the maternal health crisis narrative circulating thr...
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This episode carries the conversation on the importance of building a sisterhood amongst mothers and the need for women to find communities of support to better equip themselves for motherhood. The conversation is led by four powerful mothers of color: Chelsea Lewis, Founder of My Mommy Wisdom, Jaye Wilson Founder of Melanated Moms, and Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist La’Shay Crayton. This episode will help mothers of color ident...
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December 22, 2022 51 min
This episode addresses Black Fathering and Mental Health, and how fatherhood is impacted by the loss of a partner while navigating the challenges and embracing the joys of parenthood. The conversation features four black fathers: Steven Mitchell -MetroPlus Health, Benjamin Calixte -Founder of Therapy for Black Men, Omari Maynard, artist, and single father featured in Hulu Documentary “Aftershock” and Zab Judah, 6x World Champion Bo...
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December 8, 2022 45 min
Kenya Gipson is joined by Xan Coffman, Sleep Trainer and Founder of My Baby Sleepology along with Dr. Pierre Louie of Gotham Health to help mothers of color with sleep solutions for their baby. This episode provides sleep training tips scientifically proven to help babies develop healthier sleeping patterns.
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November 17, 2022 32 min
Discovering Maternal Mental Health Solutions and Creating Equity for Mothers of Color with Kenya Gipson, Thinx Influencer- Katrina Brownlee –Domestic Violence Survivor & Founder of Young Ladies Are Our Future -Educating and Inspiring Young Women at Risk, Hilma Campbell, PMHNP, board certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner Gotham Health, Tricia Callender-Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Thinx
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November 3, 2022 23 min
As Domestic Violence Awareness Month ends, Kenya Gipson sits down with survivor Katrina Brownlee as she shares her story and how she’s helping women of color find their “voice.” Katrina expresses the grieving process and post-partum effects of losing her baby. This transparent conversation will help women identify signs of mental and physical abuse, so they can escape tragic and unhealthy outcomes.
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October 20, 2022 29 min
Maternal Health deserts are prominent in the United States, causing women to travel more than 40 miles while in labor. MEternal hosts Kenya Gipson and Adonica Shaw connect with Jaye Wilson founder of Melinated Moms on ways she and her organization are combating these birthing challenges in communities of color.
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Every family wants to have a safe maternal health journey, but not everyone has access to equal resources. “MEternal Mamas” Adonica Shaw and Kenya Gipson unlock some of the misconceptions and maternal health challenges in communities of color with Omari Maynard, who was featured in the Hulu documentary “Aftershock.” Maternal health complications resulted in Omari losing his partner, Shamony Gibson 13 days after the birth of their s...
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September 28, 2022 34 min
The Black Maternal Health Crisis in America is concerning and complex in communities of color. It’s not always easy for mothers of color to find the information and resources they need to ensure a healthy outcome for them and their baby. In this episode, our Maternal Health expert Adonica Shaw shares her journey as a mid-wife along with other mothers of color (Carolina Bermudez and Kenya Gipson) about the challenges all these women...
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