Listen to Niesha Tinajero about her experience being a young African American mother and the complications she went through with her first pregnancy.
The emotion and beauty of black motherhood were worth capturing in these photos to help shed light on issues such as maternal pregnancy complications.
Maternal pregnancy complications are among the highest for African American women. Meaning African American women are four times greater for losing their life than white women during pregnancy and face a 11.4 chance of experiencing infant mortality.
The disturbing part of maternal pregnancy issues within the black community is this problem affects African American mothers from all social economic statuses. It is important to educate another on this public health issue because black mothers matter.