Black women are dying during child birth at much higher rates than white women. California Governor, Gavin Newsom, has signed a new bill into law which would seek to pay extra attention to black women during childbirth. Hospitals, health care providers, and other medical services would have to implement implicit bias training, especially for those […]


DENVER (AP) — A woman who gave birth alone in her jail cell in Denver is suing the city after deputies and nurses allegedly ignored her pleas for help during about five hours of labor. Clips of silent surveillance video released by her lawyer show Diana Sanchez eventually lying down on a narrow bed, crying […]

WHY ARE SO MANY BLACK MOTHERS DYING AFTER CHILD BIRTH? A pregnancy-related death is defined as the death of a woman while pregnant or within 1 year of given birth of any cause related to or aggravated by that pregnancy. So by this definition, Erica Garner, the activist who suffered a heart attack 4 months […]

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — During nearly four decades of marriage, Akosua Budu Amoako and her husband tried to have a child, without success. But last month, at age 59, Budu gave birth to her first child after fertility treatments. The full-term 7-pound, 4-ounce boy was born June 15 at Bellevue Woman’s Center in Niskayuna, near […]

It’s no secret that childbirth is an intense experience, but scientists have looked into just exactly how intense its affect on the body are. Click on the audio player to hear more in this edition of The Jazzy Report on The D.L. Hughley Show! Listen to the “The D.L. Hughley Show” LIVE weekdays 3-7 p.m. EST! RELATED: Jasmine Sanders […]

Here’s some good news. Not too long ago, news of a father who would be raising quadruplets on his own, after his wife died during…

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pregnant Utah woman driving herself to the hospital gave birth to a healthy, nearly 10-pound baby boy on the side of an interstate highway, police said. Devi Ostler’s labor started Saturday before she got in the car, but soon became overwhelming and she called 911, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight landed in Los Angeles with one more passenger than when it took off. A passenger gave birth shortly after Flight 623 took off from San Francisco on Tuesday and the Phoenix-bound jet diverted to Los Angeles International Airport. The woman was assisted by the flight crew and […]

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Muldowney twins will share plenty of things in life, but the same birthday isn’t one of them. Tammy Muldowney gave birth to her first child, daughter Kennedy Clare, at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. Muldowney and husband Bryan, from nearby Hamburg, say they expected […]

Actress Terri J. Vaughn, most notably known for her adorably endearing role of Lovita Alizé Jenkins, recently announced that she’s expecting her third child with…

Actress Kim Fields is best known for the lovable character Tootie, she played on the 80’s hit television show ‘Facts of Life‘. In the 90’s we had a love-hate relationship with her as Regine, the gold-digging, sassy mouthed personality on ‘Living Single‘. The 44 year old actress says the birth of her son Quincy was […]

According to Professor Dick Swaab from the University of Amsterdam smoking while pregnant can lead to a child being born gay. The Mirror reports: “The brain doctor suggests smoking and synthetic hormones can increase the likelihood of girls being lesbian or bisexual. Poor lifestyle choices such as drinking alcohol or taking drugs while pregnant can […]